MY PRIORITIES IN DISTRICT 6 ARE  SIMPLE:

Family, Safety, and Progress. Over the past four years, I have worked diligently to enhance the lives of our residents and revitalize communities. From implementing safety and public health initiatives to fostering family-friendly environments, our city has made significant strides. Please join me in continuing to move our city toward a future where every family and business thrives, safety and overall wellbeing are a priority, and progress is our constant companion.

Member of the Planning Commission and Comprehensive Plan 2035 Steering Committee

Member of the Mayor’s Council for Public Health & Drug Control Policy

Member of the Mayor’s Bike and Pedestrian Safety Task Force

DISTRICT & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  • – small business support and advocacy
  • – neighborhood revitalization
  • – anti-discrimination initiatives
  • – increasing access and transparency to constituents
  • – curbside recycling
  • – PODA ordinance involvement and advocacy
  • – financial support for family- and kid-centered programs and facilities
  • – adapting code to promote effective recovery for SUD
  • – engagement in public health code changes and initiatives
  • – services as both Chair and Vice Chair of Council
  • – support for the arts, music, and diversity
  • – engaged in changes and efforts to mitigate flooding
  • – initiatives to address underlying causes and contributing factors to homelessness
  • -infrastructure improvements for safety, walkability, and transportation

MORE ABOUT HOLLY

Education

Marshall University Graduate (BSN)
Walden University Graduate (MSN)

Occupation

Registered Nurse
Director of Client Management
& Application Development

Hobbies

Reading
Travel
Boating
Chauffeuring kids to various activities

Community Activity

Huntington’s Holiday Road Annual Fundraiser
CCHD Harm Reduction Advisory Panel
St. Joseph Middle School Volleyball Coach
Huntington Little League Majors Softball Coach
Volunteer with the Huntington Children’s Museum

HOLLY SMITH MOUNT FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6

PAID FOR BY CANDIDATE

WHY AM I CONTINUING MY JOURNEY WITH DISTRICT 6?

As a registered nurse deeply invested in the well-being of our community, I am running for re-election to Huntington City Council, District 6, to bring a fresh perspective and dedicated service to the table. With a passion for enhancing public health, safety, and overall quality of life, I aim to leverage my experience and expertise to continue to address key issues facing our city. By advocating for effective policies, promoting community engagement, and fostering collaboration among stakeholders, I am committed to making meaningful contributions towards a brighter future for all residents of our city.

I have been married to my husband, Jeremy, for fifteen years and we are parents to two delightfully energetic children who keep us on our toes. Our household also includes two rescue dogs and an axolotl named Dart, adding to the joy and chaos in equal measure. Guided by integrity, work ethic, compassion, and a commitment to lifelong learning, I’ve been shaped by values instilled in me from a young age: the belief that if one can lend a hand, they should. With the unwavering support of my family, I’ve been blessed with a strong foundation to further my journey in the public and community service sectors. My hope is to continue making a positive impact on our community, ensuring a vibrant and secure environment where not only my children, but all future generations, can flourish and build their own families.

 

My interest in municipal government began years ago after I organized and founded the Southeast Hills Neighborhood Association. I am originally from a small town and was raised by two school teachers who gave a lot of their time toward the betterment of our community, and they taught me quite a bit about the value of public service and giving back. I also grew up knowing I could run next door for a cup of sugar if I needed it, and I wanted to bring that “vibe” into modern times. Our lives are so fast-paced these days; I want people to connect and work together.

I am often asked what the best part of public service is, and I always have the same response: Meeting people along the way. I’ve had the privilege of working alongside people whose paths I may have never crossed. What has stood out to me over these years of connecting with the people around me is how much we actually have in common. In spite of our varying beliefs, backgrounds, etc., we all seem to want the same things: To live and take care of our families in a community that is safe and thriving.

My priorities continue to be family, safety, and progress. I’m excited for the opportunity to continue to bring this enthusiasm to District 6 and I hope that you will support me in this endeavor. After all, it truly does take a village!

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