Councilor At Large Michael Smith

Term and Responsibilities

  • First elected May 2007, serving until May 2009
  • Reelected May 2009, serving until May 2011
  • Reelected May 2011, serving until May 2013
  • Elected Mayor Pro Tem May 2012
  • Elected as Councilor At Large May 2013, serving until May 2015
  • Reelected Councilor At Large May 2015, serving until November 2017

Council Liaison to:

  • Animal Shelter Advisory Committee
  • Landmark Commission
  • MPO-Transportation Policy Committee
  • Tax Increment Finance Board #2
  • NORTEX Regional Planning Commission
  • Ordinance Review Committee
  • Council Employee Oversight Committee
"My vision for Wichita Falls is one of a city which works toward continuous improvement in the quality of life of its residents. Our city needs to grow to give our residents the best opportunities and quality of life possible. With a growing city we have a growing tax base which allows city government to provide and improve City services, and continue to attract and retain new businesses, industry and jobs,"
-Michael Smith, Councilor At Large


  • Graduate of Wichita Falls High School
  • Midwestern State University: Bachelors and Masters Degrees


  • 37 years as a Teacher, Principal and Superintendent at City View Independent School District


  • Married to Karen; 3 children and 3 grandchildren
  • Resident of Wichita Falls for 63 years
  • Active member and ordained Elder at Fain Presbyterian Church

Council Goals

  • City growth to expand the tax base
  • Attract and retain new businesses, industry and jobs
  • Ensure the public safety by having fully staffed Police and Fire Departments
  • Focus on continued improvement to all City services
  • Maintain a cost effective City government that gives the taxpayers the most service for their dollars
  • Review and evaluate the place of technology in City government to improve efficiency