Reverend Timothy Smith, Sr. was first appointed to the Commission on Human Relations in June, 2003 by Mayor Tom Murphy.
He is the executive director of the Center of Life, and pastor of the Keystone Church of Hazelwood. A Pittsburgh native, Commissioner Smith attended Pittsburgh public schools before earning degrees at Triangle Tech, the University of Pittsburgh, the Leadership Training Institute, the American Institute of Banking, and the Reformed Theological Seminary. Commissioner Smith has devoted his life’s work to empowering families and youth. At the Center of Life, he has spearheaded a variety of development services including a music program, The KRUNK (Kreating Realistic Urban New-School Knowledge) Movement, basketball league, jazz program, and after-school Fusion program to strengthen community ties and family learning.
Commissioner Smith serves as a board member of the Pittsburgh Project, and assists in voter registration in his community. He was nominated one of the New Pittsburgh Courier’s 50 Men of Excellence in 2011 for his outstanding work in the Hazelwood community.