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
April 08, 2020
The City of Largo and Pinellas County Consumer Protection is advising citizens to look out for and report scammers exploiting residents’ fears around Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
April 06, 2020
Are you interested in learning more about major City projects happening in and around the Largo community over the next five years? From new fire stations, playgrounds and vehicles to drainage and road improvements, you can explore the City's new Capital Improvements Program (CIP) with the online CIP project explorer. The City of Largo values community input, and you can share your priorities and balance the City's capital budget yourself online using our interactive budget balancing tool.
April 02, 2020
The City of Largo’s Emergency Management Team continues to monitor the evolving health concerns in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and taking proactive measures to help preserve the health and well-being of our community.
April 01, 2020
The Building and Planning Division to close to the public starting at 8am on Thursday, March 19, 2020. This decision was made in response to emerging public health concerns of COVID-19
April 01, 2020
At this time, all Residential solid waste collection services will be provided according to normal collection schedules.
March 26, 2020

On March 25, 2020, Pinellas County passed a "Safer at Home" resolution, effective Thursday, March 26 for individuals, business owners and any place of public assembly to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The City of Largo will align our efforts with the County to promote a collaborative and regional response to protect the health and safety of our community. For questions about the "Safer at Home Resolution," visit PinellasCounty.org/COVID19 or call 727-464-4333.

March 12, 2020

 Do you want more funding for schools, highways, and healthcare in our area? The census count determines billions of dollars in funding for federal and local programs in our state, Congressional representation, and election boundaries. 

February 25, 2020
The City of Largo is proud to announce its 2020 Sustainability Series topics. Join us on the last Tuesday of each month at the Largo Public Library at 6:30pm to meet other residents and professionals interested in sustainability and how we can make an impact on our community. 
February 19, 2020
The City of Largo's reclaimed water customers can look for an upcoming credit on bills mailed out in March and April 2020.

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