Council President Theresa Kail Smith

Councilwoman Theresa Kail Smith

Councilwoman Smith was elected in February of 2009 as a member of Pittsburgh City Council representing District 2 neighborhoods. She has served as chairperson for the Committee on Public Works, Citiparks, Public Safety, and has served as Council President Pro Tempore, and served two terms as Council President. Her current term as Council President ended January 8, 2024.  She currently serves as chairperson for the Committee of Recreation, Youth & Senior Services and is a board member of ALCOSAN and a member of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee.

As a member of Council, Theresa is dedicated to everyday quality of life issues. Since being elected in 2009, she has worked on the social service, development and environmental needs of District 2.

Theresa lived in the city nearly her entire life and raised her three children in Pittsburgh. As her children grew, so did her civic engagements. She volunteered or worked at a host of nonprofit organizations such as the Pittsburgh Public Schools, The Neighborhood Learning Alliance, Ronald McDonald House, Cystic Fibrosis, and many local PTAs, athletic associations and community groups. She has nearly three decades of experience in volunteerism. Through her extensive volunteering, she gained a vast amount of knowledge of the neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh and its residents.

Theresa comes from a very large family and currently, resides in the Westwood section of District 2. She and her husband, Tom, raised three wonderful children and enjoys spending quality time with their 8 grandchildren.