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The City of Smithville is governed by a Council-Manager form of government in which the Council establishes City policy through ordinances and resolutions; and the City Manager carries out City policy and is responsible for City operations. The Smithville City Council consists of the Mayor and five Council members. The Mayor and Council are elected at-large, which means they represent the entire City and that all registered voters may vote for all six places.

May 1, 2021, General Election - Early Voting and Election Day Voting to be held at City Hall, 317 Main Street, Smithville, Texas

The first day to file an Application for Place on Ballot, for Council Positions 1,2, and 3, on May 1, 2021, General Election will be January 13, 2021; the last day to file an Application for Place on Ballot will be February 12, 2021.

The last day to file as a write-in candidate will be February 12, 2021.

The requirements/qualifications to serve on the Smithville City Council are found in the City Ordinances.

Joanna Morgan, Mayor Pro-tem  (Place 4)

Term Expires May 2020

I grew up in Nederland, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a BA in Economics. At Texas A&M, I did graduate work in Computer Science.   Mike and I married in graduate school and moved to Houston, both pursuing careers in Information Technology.   I retired from Cooper Industries, as Director of Corporate Information Systems at their corporate headquarters.

We bought property outside Smithville in 1989, and moved here full-time in 1999.  In 2011, we moved into town.  My first term on the City Council was in 2012.  We have a son, daughter-in-law and grandson in Austin.

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Sharon Foerster, Councilmember (Place 1)

Term Expires May 2021

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Cassie Barrientos, Councilmember (Place 5)

Term Expires May 2020

Email Cassie Barrientos


Jason Hewitt Councilmember (Council Place 2) 

Term Expires May 2021

Email Jason Hewitt


William Gordon, Councilmember (Place 3)

Term Expires May 2021

Email William Gordon



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