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, Class of 2000
Attended Saint Petersburg College
Graduate of Largo Citizens' Academy, Class of 2011 
Florida League of Cities - Institute for Elected Officials, Graduate I, II, III
Professional Background: For the past 15 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.
Political Background: 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.

  • 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
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, 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


  • Saint Pete Pride, 2017 Grand Marshal

  • Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2017 Business of Pride Honoree

Population Size


Largest City in Tampa Bay

Acres of Park Land


Largo Businesses