Michael Smith

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MichaelSmithCommissioner Michael Smith is a Florida and Largo native, a graduate of Osceola High School, Class of 2000 and attended Saint Petersburg College. He is also a Class of 2011 Largo Citizens’ Academy Graduate and Florida League of Cities - Institute for Elected Officials, Graduate I, II, III.  For the past 20 years, Commissioner Smith has worked in the Pinellas County libraries. Before making his way into the library system, he worked in grocery management. Currently, Michael is a Library Assistant at the Pinellas Park Library. Michael also has a partner, Eric Hutton.

Commissioner Smith was elected to the City Commission in 2011 (three-year term) and was re-elected in 2014, 2018, and 2022 (four-year terms). He was appointed to serve as Vice Mayor from 2017-18 and 2021-22.

• Saint Petersburg College/Gibbs Campus, Fmr. Student Body President
• Florida College System Student Government Association, Fmr. Legislative Liaison Dist. III
• Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus, Member
• Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County, Member

  • 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, Fmr. 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)
    • Local Coordinating Board for Transportation Disadvantaged, Chair (2021)
    • Legislative Committee, Member (2022-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 (2016-2017)
  • Largo Commission Liaison
    •  Recreation, Parks and Arts Advisory Board (2012)
    • Planning Board (2013-2014, 2016)
    • Public Works/Environmental Services Advisory Board (2015, 2018)
    •  Largo Public Library Advocacy Board (2017, 2019-Present)
  • Awards:
    • Saint Pete Pride, 2017 Grand Marshal
    •  Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2017 Business of Pride Honoree

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Largest City in Tampa Bay

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Largo Businesses