Council President Theresa Kail Smith

Council President Theresa Kail Smith

Councilwoman Smith was elected in February of 2009 as a member of Pittsburgh City Council representing District 2 neighborhoods. She was appointed as chairperson for the Committee on Public Works, Citipsrks, Public Safety, served as Council President Pro Tempore, and is currently serving her second term as Council President.

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 is currently a board member of the Housing Opportunity Fund, a member of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee and others listed below.

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 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.

Current Boards:

  • ALCOSAN Board
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Carnegie Library
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  • Municipal Pension Fund
  • Firemen's Relief and Pension Fund
  • Policemen's Relief and Pension Fund