Brevard County Commissioner Curt Smith Updates Citizens On Nov. 15 Meeting
By Space Coast Daily // December 20, 2016
New Chairman of the Brevard Commission
NO-SHAVE NOVEMBER PARTICIPANTS: I want to thank all the members of Brevard County that participated in the No-Shave November Campaign for the American Cancer Society. As you can see in the picture above, many government employees participated as well. This was a great opportunity for everyone to show their support for a great cause.
A CHANGING OF HANDS: COMMISSIONER BARFIELD PASSING THE GAVEL AS I BECOME CHAIRMAN. This year I was honored to be nominated as the County Chairman of the Brevard Commission. I was very pleased to accept the nomination and although I know this new role comes with a lot of extra work, I am committed to doing the very best job that I can for the county.
PROCLAIMING NOVEMBER 16-23 AS FARM-CITY WEEK: Unanimously Approved
During National Farm-City Week, we recognize the importance of rural and urban communities working together to build our nation’s rich agricultural resources so that they contribute to health and well-being of our country and to the strength of our economy.
Farmers and ranchers preserve freshwater recharge areas, wildlife habitat and greenspace. The activities these farmers and ranchers provide are mutually beneficial relationships that support the quality of life we all enjoy. I ask that all citizens acknowledge and celebrate these achievements.
A WARM WELCOME TO THREE NEW COMMISSIONERS: As many of you are now aware, we welcomed three new Commissioners on the Board. Rita Pritchett, of District one, John Tobia, of District 3 and Kristine Isnardi, of District 5. All three Commissioners were sworn in and will hold office for four years before running for election again. We are all pictured above before our first meeting together.
RECOGNIZING AND CONGRATULATING THE WINNERS OF THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS AND CHICK-FIL-A 2016 LAUNCH THE VOTE STUDENT ART CONTEST:
The second Annual Launch the Vote Student Art Contest for Brevard County fourth and fifth graders began on September 26. The students were asked to design a patriotic and nonpartisan image in conjunction with the Launch the Vote theme to encourage voter participation in the elections.
Many Brevard students showcased their talent and were entered in a competition to be displayed at all Brevard County Chick-fil-A locations. Supervisor Lori Scott and I got to congratulate all the student winners. Each winner will receive a certificate and a prize package from Chick-fil-A.
I was very amazed at the beautiful artwork these young students created and can’t wait to be a part of this event again next year. A big thank-you to all students that participated in the competition.
UPCOMING BREVARD COUNTY COUNTY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING:
• Tuesday December 20, 2016: 9 a.m.- Commission Chambers, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera
ABOUT CURT SMITH, Brevard County District 4 Commissioner
Curt Smith was elected to the Brevard County Commission in November of 2014 with 63 percent of the vote and is the current chairman. He ran as a fiscal conservative coming from the private sector with 40 years of small business, entrepreneurial experience. This was his first venture into the world of politics.
Smith and his wife Linda owned and operated a Maaco Autopainting franchise in Melbourne for almost 27 years before retiring at the end of 2013. He grew up in a little town in southern New Jersey on the Delaware River called Pennsville. This is where he developed his deep love of nature and for being on and in the water of the river he loved. He also credits this area, just south of Philadelphia, with his deep love of God and country. The Delaware Valley is often called the cradle of Liberty.
Smith has always been civic minded. Some of his many associations in Brevard County include Board of Directors of Friends of Sally’s House and Prevent as well as supporting Brevard Little League Teams, Habitat for Humanity, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Candlelighters, Animal Services, and supporting efforts to restore the Indian River Lagoon.
Curt and his wife Linda have been residents of Melbourne since 1986. They have one daughter and three grandchildren.
To contact Curt Smith e-mail D4.Commissioner@brevardcounty.us or call 321-633-2044.