Michael Smith

Primary Department: Mayor & Commission
The Mayor and Commissioners are elected for four-year terms.


Born: Largo, FL April 1981

Family: Partner- Eric Hutton

Educational Background: Graduate of Osceola High School
Attended Saint Petersburg College
Graduate of Largo Citizens' Academy, Class of 2011 
Florida League of Cities - Institute for Elected Officials I, Graduate
Professional Background: Commissioner Smith is currently a Library Assistant at the Pinellas Park Library. Smith has worked in the Public Library system for the past 11 years. Commissioner Smith also has a background in grocery retail management. 

Political Background: Commissioner Smith was elected to the City Commission for a three-year term in 2011, and was re-elected in 2014 and again in 2018 for four-year terms. 
Fmr. SPC/Gibbs Student Body President
Fmr. Legislative Liaison Dist III, Florida College System Student Government Association
Member, Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus
Member, Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County

Community Involvement: Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (Member 2010-2011)
Friends of the Largo Library, Lifetime Member
Largo Historical Society, Member
Central Park Performing Arts Center, Supporter
Human Rights Campaign, Member
Tampa Bay Diversity Chamber of Commerce, Member
It Gets Better Project, Supporter
Equality Florida, Supporter
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Board of Directors 2012-2015
Metropolitan Planning Organization, Board Member 2015-2016
Pinellas Planning Council, Board Member 2015-2016
Forward Pinellas, Board Member 2015-Present

Florida League of Cities

  • Transportation and Intergovernmental Relations, Policy Committee Member 2013-2014
  • Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Policy Committee Member 2015-2016
  • Growth Management & Economic Affairs, Policy Committee Member 2016-Present

Largo Commission Liaison

  • Recreation, Parks and Arts Advisory Board, 2012
  • Planning Board, 2013-2014 & 2016
  • Public Works/Environmental Services Advisory Board, 2015
  • Largo Public Library Advisory Board, 2017-Present

Population Size


Largest City in Tampa Bay

Acres of Park Land


Largo Businesses