SVL Board of Directors

rJohn D. Smith: Vice President

​My name is John Smith. My wife, Jennifer, and I have lived in the High Desert for most of our lives. We were presented with the opportunity to move to Spring Valley Lake in 2011. We enjoy the community, love our neighbors and are very happy to be raising our son in such a great place. I served 6 years in theUS Air Force Security Forces career field. I deployed in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. We feel the same family atmosphere and sense of community we once knew from our years of living in military family housing.
I am currently the President/CEO of Employer Resource Management Association, Inc. (ERMA). We provide federal contractors with Affirmative Action and EEO compliance assistance services. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small single location corporations from a wide array of industries.
ERMA prepares over 650 annual written Affirmative Action Plans and assists clients in preparing and closing Department of Labor compliance evaluations.
Being a small business owner has been both a challenging and rewarding experience. While providing for the needs of our clients, I also prepare monthly, quarterly and annual budgets, tax reports, financial statements, payroll reports and state filings. I have sat in board rooms and human resource departments all across the county analyzing and mitigating shortfalls and discrepancies, ensuring our clients limit liability by knowing how the regulations apply to them. I intend to draw from this well of knowledge and experience and put them to work for the Spring Valley Lake community.
As the needs of the community change due to development around and within SVL, I will ensure these needs are addressed with our best interests in mind. I will foster esprit de corps with fellow board members and establish mutually beneficial relationships with the surrounding businesses and municipalities. My active duty service in ended in 2004, but I still employ my Air Force core values:
Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. I look forward to the opportunity to serve my community.

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