She was nominated for the Hall of Fame by several local leaders who commended her as “a model of volunteerism for women throughout Lake County” and for her commitment to Lake County’s families and businesses.
Smith has previously been distinguished as the first female president of the Eustis Chamber of Commerce and has been elected by her fellow commissioners to serve as their mayor on numerous occasions. She has also served as a gubernatorial appointee to the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, and in 2008, she received the Lake County Community Service Award for Public Service. She has contributed greatly to organizations such as the Eustis Museum and Historic Preservation Society, Eustis Women’s Club and Girl Scouts of America.
A native of Lake County, Fla., Smith has lived and worked in Eustis since 1962. She graduated from Umatilla High School in 1956, received a secretarial degree from Jones College, and completed studies in interior design at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. Her husband, John B. Smith, is CEO and chairman of Lake Mechanical Contractors Inc.
Lake Mechanical Contractors Inc. is an employee-owned mechanical contracting company specializing in HVAC, plumbing, process piping and other large commercial construction projects. Located in Lake County for more than 65 years, Lake Mechanical has the resources to complete large-scale construction projects throughout Florida.