Commissioner/Chairman Doug Smith
Term of Office: 2020-2024
DISTRICT ONE: Northeast Martin County is represented by Commissioner Doug Smith and includes Hutchinson Island, Jensen Beach, North River Shores, Ocean Breeze Park, Rio, and Sewall's Point. Commissioner Smith is the current Chairman of the Martin County Board of County Commissioners.
Commissioner Doug Smith, a resident of Jensen Beach since 1990, elected in 2000 is presently serving his sixth term as District 1 Martin County Commissioner.
Commissioner Smith is past President of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) 2011-2012. Member of FAC’s Legislative Executive Committee, Board Member of NACo Board of Directors; Vice Chair of FAC’s Water Policy Committee; Vice Chair of NACo’s Environment, Energy & Land Use Policy Steering Committee; Member of the Board of Trustees for the Florida Local Government Investment Trust; past Co-Chair of the Federal Committee and member of the Enterprise Committee. Commissioner Smith is also the recipient of the FAC Presidential Advocacy Award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2021.
Commissioner Smith is a member of the Metropolitan Planning Organization; The Tourist Development Council; The Arts Council of Martin County, Inc.; as well as Member of the Budget & Personnel Committee and the Nominating Committee of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Member of the FRCA Policy Board Committee; Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments, and the Indian River Lagoon/National Estuary Advisory Committee.
Past board member of the Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Education Foundation of Martin County, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, Environmental Studies Council and Martin County Historical Society.
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