Mila has seventeen years in administrative and marketing experience. For the past 15 years, her company, Miracle Executive Services, has excelled in project management, administration, event planning as well as marketing for several small businesses, non-profits and governmental entities in Arizona. She is also the Advertising Director and a reporter for the Copper Area News publishers.
Mila is an experienced trainer, and has taught courses for the Copper Corridor Business Success Center, Oracle Women’s Network, San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce, Central Arizona College, Florence Chamber of Commerce and Network Together Queen Creek. Mila began building her career as the Management Assistant to the Executive Director of the Central Arizona Governments in 2003. In 2017 she was named the Executive Director for the Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition.
Mila has been actively involved in several tourism projects in the Copper Corridor including: the opening and management of the Caboose Visitor Center; a founding member of the newly incorporated Legends of Superior Trail Committee and managing the Mobile Visitor Center for the Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition. She has been a speaker for the International Trail Symposium (2013), the Arizona Trails Symposium (2012) and the National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference (2013).
Networking, communication and connecting groups and organizations are critical skills that Mila uses to accomplish projects. Mila was elected to the Superior Town Council in 2013 and was elected Mayor in 2016. She has served on the Superior Unified School District Governing board since 2010.
As an actively involved member of the community and region, Mila has a pulse on rural communities and their needs. She is currently Past-President of the Superior Optimist Club, a member of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum Board of Directors and the Rebuild Superior Inc. Board of Directors. She served on the Superior Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for several years.
In 2014, Mila was awarded the Valle del Sol Exemplary Leadership award, recognizing her for her leadership in her community and region. Her work with the Legends of Superior Trails and and her advocacy for the Arizona Trail was recognized by the Arizona Trail Association in 2017 when they named her the Community Advocate of the Year. In 2019 she became a Flinn-Brown Fellow.
Her biggest accomplishment is raising her two active and well-rounded young adults, Jose and Ashley Lira. She resides in Superior, Arizona with their dog NaNook, who really runs the show!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has" - Margaret Mead
"You can be scared, but you cannot be afraid" - Steven L. Besich aka Dad
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