Adam Smith currently serves as the city administrator of Grand Ledge. Since 2004, he has had the opportunity to work in village, city, and county government.
Smith is an active member of the Michigan Municipal Executives and currently serves as the Advocacy Chairperson. He served on the Board of Directors from 2013-2016, was involved in the establishment of NextGen, and has worked to place MPA student interns and fellows in communities throughout Michigan for nearly a decade.
In addition to his service with MME, he serves as the Michigan Municipal League’s City Manager Representative on the Elected Officials Academy Board of Directors and on the Board of Trustees for the Worker’s Compensation Fund. Smith received the League’s Special Award of Merit in 2013.
Adam believes leadership is a broad, long-term view of interdependence. An individual who has the courage to trust their own judgment, build self-esteem in others, and is confident enough to share their knowledge with others, maintains the necessary qualities of an effective leader in building better communities.
Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and a Master’s in Administrative Leadership, both from Central Michigan University; a Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Houston; and is a graduate of the Disney Institute for Leadership Excellence. He and his wife, Jen, have four children: Savannah, Audrey, Mason, and Emmy.