Michael Smith

Phone: 727-587-6702
Email: MSmith@largo.com

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.  

Other accomplishments include: 
  • Saint Petersburg College/Gibbs Campus, Fmr. Student Body President
  • Florida College System Student Government Association, Fmr. Legislative Liaison Dist III
  •  Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus, Member
  • Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County, Member
Commissioner Smith has a partner, Eric.

For the past 16 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. Commissioner Smith was elected to the City Commission in 2011 (three-year term), and was re-elected in 2014 and 2018 (four-year terms). He was appointed to serve as Vice Mayor from 2017-2018.

  • 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)
  • 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 & 2018)
    •  Largo Public Library Advocacy Board (2017 & Present)
  • Awards:
    • Saint Pete Pride, 2017 Grand Marshal
    •  Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2017 Business of Pride Honoree
March 01, 2021
The City of Largo is kicking off the new year with its monthly Sustainability Series Workshop. Hosted virtually and live on the City of Largo Facebook page (fb.com/CityofLargo) on select Saturday mornings throughout the year, participants can learn how Largo is going resilient, exploring ways that we can become more resilient, from the individual level to our shared community.
February 24, 2021
The City of Largo is holding a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, March 2 at 5pm for its newest playground and shelters at Highland Recreation Complex.
February 24, 2021
Are you looking for a great place to work? Does going on a field trip or day in the sun while earning money sound like fun? Build skills for the future while enjoying your job.
February 24, 2021
Beginning in mid-March, Rosery Road from Missouri Avenue to the Walmart truck entrance will be undergoing construction for approximately 6 months. The City's construction contractor will be providing message boards beginning two weeks before the start of construction to alert drivers of the upcoming closure. Stay tuned to Largo.com for more information, including detour routes, or for questions, contact Engineering@largo.com.
February 14, 2021
The panel's recommendations and community input will be presented at a Commission Work Session on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 (4pm) and further evaluated by City leaders to consider all possibilities carefully. 
February 09, 2021

The City of Largo has been named a 2020 Tree City USA® by the Arbor Day Foundation for its continued commitment to effective urban forest management. This marks the thirty-first year Largo has earned this national honor from the Arbor Day Foundation.


February 03, 2021

The City of Largo has earned the 2021 Top Workplaces USA award! The list of winners was announced by Energage, a purpose-driven organization that develops solutions to build and brand Top Workplaces.

August 17, 2020
The Downtown Plaza project is located on the southwest corner of the West Bay Drive and Seminole Boulevard. This public space is a passive park at the eastern gateway to Downtown Largo and features vertical landscaped monuments welcoming both drivers and pedestrians.
May 01, 2020
It is important we stay informed and connected, as a community, during this time. Check out the information below to stay informed and have your questions answered. We are in this together, Largo!

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