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Education & Experience
Councilor Smith is a native of Michigan, having moved to Florida in 1983. Bill holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan, where--while majoring in economics, finance and accounting--he was a 4-year member of the Michigan Marching Band. Upon graduation Bill began his career with IBM in Detroit as an account representative to the automotive industry, followed by several years in information systems management and then several more years as an Information Technology consultant. Bill’s company, S/3 Consulting Group, now specializes in accounting and consulting services to condominium and homeowner associations in Indian Shores and neighboring barrier island communities.
Bill and his wife Marcie moved to Indian Shores in 1996. Following the resignation of an Indian Shores Town Councilor, Bill was appointed to the Town Council in August 2001. He was reelected unopposed to the Town Council in 2002, 2004, 2007, and 2010.
Prior to his election to the Town Council, Bill was active with the Indian Shores Property Owners Association and served on a committee of the Barrier Islands Government Council (BIG-C) that dealt with the State’s attempt to relocate the Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL) in Pinellas County. Later as a member of the Town Council Bill served as the Town’s representative on the Oversight committee reviewing the financial affairs of the Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue District. In 2008, he became chairman of the town’s Planning, Zoning and Building (PZB) Committee. In 2009 Bill was named to represent the BIG-C as a director of the Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association (FSBPA), and a member of a new BIG-C committee opposing Offshore Drilling in State of Florida coastal waters.