Gary Smith has served as Mayor since 2011 after serving the Town as a member of the Planning Commission and Planning Board. He has been a property owner since 1991 and a permanent resident since 2006.
His formal education includes a Professional Engineering Degree and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He is a professional engineer, retired, licensed by the State of Florida. Mayor Smith has 40 years of career experience include 24 in the private sector and 16 in County Government.
He also served as a Lieutenant in the Army Combat Engineers and is a Viet Nam Veteran.