Appointed: 2008, 2012, 2016
Term expires: April 2018
Born in Ventura, California, Sandy Smith has been a California resident all her life and a resident of Lancaster since 1978. Smith opened the Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop in July 2015, after a 30-year career in the non-profit industry, including thirteen years as a volunteer coordinator with Los Angeles County, sixteen years as the Regional Director of Operations with the American Cancer Society, and two years as the CEO of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.
Smith has been active in the Antelope Valley community for many years. She serves on three boards at the Antelope Valley Fair, including the 50th District Agricultural Association, the Antelope Valley Fair Association, and the AV Fair Joint Powers Authority. She is the Past President of Lancaster West Rotary, as well as the Past Assistant Governor of Rotary District 5260. Smith also oversees the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a program designed to help middle and high school students develop and launch their own businesses. Smith serves on the Lancaster Successor Agency Oversight Board and previously served on the Lancaster Planning Commission from 2008-2010 and 2012-2013, and on the Criminal Justice Commission from 2010 to 2011.
Sandy Smith and her husband Lee have been married since 1991, and are the parents of four daughters and four grandchildren..