Mayor V. Smith was featured in the Spring issue of Our South Magazine. Growing up as a young boy in rural Covington County Mississippi, V. Smith had no ambitions for holding public office.
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In fact, the path he created for himself after graduating from Lone Star High School was that of an ambitious man. In his early adult life, Smith owned and operated several businesses in the City of Collins.
It was during those days of operating the businesses that he was approached to run for office. After much consideration, Smith agreed to run for a seat on the board.
He was elected to the Board of Alderman for the city in During his time on the board, Smith realized his love for helping others. At the time, Collins only had one garbage truck, one dump truck, dating with womens in Murfreesboro backhoe and one tractor.
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With his eyes set on helping the city grow and prosper, Smith had to address current issues. Smith learned early on Green Bay WI hookup the way to help the city was by searching for grant monies that are available to municipalities.
Infrastructure issues were also a concern for Smith during the early years. Serving as a volunteer fireman for 27 years for the city, his calling to serve was put to use.
In order for us to lower our rating, we had to face the challenges of our water. They also added two new water tanks and fire trucks.
In those early days while he played dual roles, Smith as the police chief received phone calls Torrance on date and night. Often times Smith can be seen in the evenings up and down Main Street in Collins planting flowers, watering trees and maintaining the green spaces.
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He owns a of rental properties in the city and spends countless hours fixing and maintaining the properties.
Today, the City of Collins enjoys much growth. It boasts a larger, progressive police department under the direction of Chief Joey Ponder; a state meet girls Santa Rosa CA the art fire department under Chief John Pope; a solid, quality public works department under Director Bob Shoemake and an innovative online presence under the guidance of City Clerk Suzette Davis.
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Smith noted that he is proud of the fact that the police officers have body cameras and the city already has six video cameras in the police cars. We have a good fleet of cars and everything in our department is up to date. As a longtime, small town mayor, Smith has been active in organizations throughout the state.
He is the past president of the Mississippi Municipal League and now serves on the Board of Directors. The Mississippi Service Company is for insurance for Mississippi cities and towns, and Dating advice for women Phoenix Arizona AZ is the longest serving member on the board.
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Working over the years with 15 different aldermen has been something I have enjoyed. We could not have done anything in the City of Collins without their support. Smith prides himself on the fact that in his 35 years as mayor, Collins has never seen an increase in the millage rate. We do most of our own work and stay within our means. The Free sex in Myrtle rapids of Collins has probably received the most grant money of any city our size.
Smith explained that part of the reason for Collins receiving the money is knowing where to go to get it.
Smith said the city works with grant writers out of Jackson. The Collins Civic Center which opened just a few years ago was a project that Smith made his personal mission. The Senior Citizens Center was also built with grant funds which Smith was able to secure for the city. He noted that he keeps in mind that the City of Collins should be a place where families free Irving TX matrimony living and working.
Now he gets to enjoy spending time in the city he helped grow with his grandchildren.
Smith creating a legacy. Home News Mayor V. Today, the city enjoys excellent service from all departments. Today, Smith still considers his telephone a public .
May 9, in BlogCommunity.