John Robert Smith
|John Robert Smith|
|Mayor of Meridian, Mississippi|
|Preceded by||Jimmy Kemp|
|Succeeded by||Cheri Barry|
John Robert Smith served four terms as mayor of Meridian, Mississippi and currently serves as the President and CEO of Reconnecting America, a national non-profit transit research and advocacy think-tank.
John Robert Smith was elected Mayor of Meridian in 1993 and re-elected three times. He decided not to run for a fifth term.
As mayor, Smith was known as a strong supporter of the arts. In 2005, he won a Public Leadership in the Arts Award from Americans for the Arts.
- Thaniel, Ron (2002-03-04). "Meridian Mayor John Robert Smith Elected Chairman of Amtrak's Board of Directors". U.S. Mayor Newspaper (Washington, DC). Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- "News: Awards for Arts Achievement". United States: Americans for the Arts. 2005. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
|Mayor of Meridian, MS
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