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Personal History
Councilmember Don Smith and family have owned a home in Hunters Glen III for 31 years. He is the current president of the Hunters Glen-III Homeowners' Association and has served on that board in many capacities over the years. Don and his wife Etta have been married for 33 years and have five boys and one girl. Their seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild complete the family.

Councilmember Smith is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and since retiring as the southwestern divisional marketing director for Pitney Bowes, Don primarily has focused on community service.

Community Involvement

Councilmember Smith has recently resurrected the Texas Parkway Alliance; was a board member of the City’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 1, and was secretary of the Texas Association of Black Council Members.  He is chairman of the Missouri City Juneteenth Celebration Foundation;  is a life time member of the NAACP and the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, a member of the Missouri City YMCA Century Club, the Black Heritage Committee – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and the Covenant Glen United Methodist Church Male Chorus.

Don Smith was first elected as the District B City Councilmember on May 5, 2001 and continued to serve in this capacity until June 16, 2007.  Then, on May 17, 2010, Don Smith was appointed to fill a vacancy in District B and he continued to win re-election to that position.  On May 18, 2015, Don Smith was elected by City Council to serve as Mayor Pro Tem.

City Commission Projects

During his tenure as District B council, Don has demonstrated a passion for:
  • An overall non-smoking environment throughout the City
  • The development and construction of parks and green space
  • The overall safety of the citizens of Missouri City
  • The revitalization of the Texas Parkway / Cartwright Road Corridor
  • The development of a Veterans Memorial in Missouri City

Current City Council Committee Memberships
  • Livable Community Committee
  • Finance & Services Committee
  • Planning, Development & Infrastructure Committee
  • Community Development Advisory Committee

Previous City Council Committee Memberships
  • Community Development Advisory Committee (chair)
  • Community Relations
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Consultant Selection (chair)
  • Daycare Facility Subcommittee (chair)
  • Ethics Committee (chair)
  • Houston Community College
  • International Relations Committee
  • StaMo Subcommittee

 Don Smith
 District B Council Member
 Ph: 281.403.8500