Jim Smith, a native of Philadelphia, PA has lived in Granite City for over 38 years.
Councilman Smith was elected to his first term as Ward 4 Alderman in 2005. He was
re-elected in 2009 to a two-year term. As an Alderman, Mr. Smith has the
distinguished honor of receiving the Landlords Association Certificate of Appreciation
for 2006. Councilman Smith has also been appointed as a member for the Council’s
Traffic & Lights, and Planning & Zoning Committees.

Mr. Smith is a 1963 graduate of Neshaminy High School in Langhorne,
Pennsylvania. He also graduated from St. Louis Tech Engineering and Drafting
School in 1973. Following high school he served in the U.S. Coast Guard
from 1963-1967.

Jim is also affiliated with several local organizations including the American Legion
post 113, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Loyal Order of Moose #272 all in
Granite City. In his spare time, Alderman Smith enjoys rebuilding antique farm
tractors.

One of Councilman Smith’s greatest joys, however, is his family. With his wife,
Debbie, he has two sons, Vince and Roy, both of whom are Granite City High School
graduates. He also has three grandchildren, Katelen, Tyler and Kara.

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