Abbie Smith Announces Bid for Kokomo Mayor

Abbie Smith Announces Bid for Kokomo Mayor

Abbie Smith announced today that she will run for mayor in Kokomo in front of a crowd of supporters during an event at Martino’s Italian Villa. During her announcement, Abbie stated that she wants to focus on ensuring that Kokomo stays competitive and efficient in economic development, infrastructure, and public safety.

”I want to make sure that Kokomo stays competitive in the constant change we’ve come to know as the 21stCentury, while holding tight to the things that have always made our community special,” Abbie said.

“I’ve watched our political process from the sidelines. I’ve seen it get nastier and nastier. I’ve seen it push the people of this country, this state, this community, even neighborhoods further and further away from the public square and each other,” stated Abbie. “I am inviting you back. This is our city, and everyone deserves to be acknowledged, heard, and valued.” Following the event, the campaign will be announcing several community listening sessions in the coming weeks for voters to talk with the candidate.

Abbie Smith is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Abbie began her non-profit experience as Vice President of the Tipton County Foundation before accepting a position as the Executive Director of the Legacy Endowment Community Foundation. In January 2013, Abbie joined the United Way of Howard County as its President leading a forward-focused change in collaboration with the board and volunteers. Under her leadership, the United Way of Howard County developed an aggressive strategic plan including a reorientation toward investing in social ecosystems that change lives for the better in regard to education, financial stability, and health.

Abbie was born at St. Joe Hospital, now known as St. Vincent Kokomo, and graduated from Purdue University in 2004. She resides in Kokomo with her husband, Nate, and their two children.

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