Senator Grove Recognizes Fresno District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp as Woman of the Year

Senate District 12 2023 Woman of the Year

Today, Senator Shannon Grove named Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp as the 2023 Woman of the Year for the 12th Senate District. District Attorney Smittcamp was honored in a recognition ceremony during today’s Senate floor session in Sacramento.

“I am proud to honor Lisa Smittcamp for her tireless dedication to justice and for bringing awareness of critical issues that impact the Central Valley,” said Senator Shannon Grove. “Her efforts in educating communities across the state about the dangers of fentanyl have been crucial in the ongoing war against this deadly drug.”

“I am very honored to be selected as Senator Grove’s 2023 Woman of the Year,” said District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp. “It is my privilege to accept this award today on the Senate Floor. It has been my distinct honor to promote public safety and to seek justice on behalf of many of Senator Grove’s constituents and all the residents of Fresno County as their elected District Attorney.”

Lisa A. Smittcamp was elected as the Fresno County District Attorney in June 2014 with the overwhelming support of local law enforcement and from the prosecutors and investigators in her office. She was sworn into office in January 2015, after being a respected fixture in the Central Valley’s legal community for over twenty years. This January marked the beginning of Smittcamp’s third term. She is the second female to be the elected District Attorney in Fresno County. 

DA Smittcamp is known at the Fresno County courthouse for her keen sense of justice and outstanding advocacy skills. She has successfully prosecuted some of Fresno County’s most dangerous criminals – murderers, rapists, domestic violence offenders and child molesters. During her time as a Deputy DA, she prosecuted many gang members and career criminals under California’s Three Strikes Law, resulting in life prison terms.      

In addition to her other duties, DA Smittcamp is the Chairwoman of the Policy and Direction Team of the Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium (M.A.G.E.C.), a member of the Fresno-Madera Police Chief’s Association, the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) Advisory Board, the Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) Committee, the Fresno County Local Justice Coordinating Committee, and the Juvenile Justice Realignment Committee.

She also serves the Fresno community as a member of many non-profit organizations. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Fresno. She sits on the Board of Directors of Valley Children’s Hospital, and the Board of Directors of Convicts for Christ. DA Smittcamp is the Vice President of the Board of Trustees of AMOR (the Alliance for Medical Outreach and Relief) that recently built a health and community center in Mendota. 

DA Smittcamp resides in Fresno County and is the proud mother of two children.

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