Meet your Council Member

Kyle Smith has been a high school Geometry teacher in NWA for 13 years and served on the Fayetteville City Council since 2017.  His interest in politics started after skipping a few days of junior high school to volunteer with his dad on a presidential campaign that was headquartered in Little Rock.  That was an exciting experience, but it later became apparent that local policies are the ones that touch the most lives.  Through both public education and government involvement, Kyle works to make investments in our future that will leave our community a more equitable and just place for all residents.

After graduating from Fayetteville High School, Kyle attended the Rochester Institute for Technology in New York to study Computer Science.  That focus on systems-thinking was perfect for someone with an engineering mindset, but it often lacked the human aspect.  Kyle then spent a year as a residence hall director at Iowa’s Buena Vista University supporting the social and emotional needs of students before returning home to Fayetteville for his Master’s in Teaching from University of Arkansas. Now he’s living his 3rd grade dream of teaching math, trying to instill a joy for questioning and understanding in the next generation.

 

Kyle volunteered with the 2014 nondiscrimination ordinance campaign and organized the successful followup in 2015 as the campaign chairman of FOR Fayetteville. After continuing his active participation in city meetings and serving on the Environmental Action Committee, he was appointed to fill the vacant Ward 4 City Council seat in Fall 2017.

 

Kyle currently serves on the Transportation Committee, Equipment Committee, Washington County Ambulance Authority Board (Central EMS) and has previously served on the Nominating Committee.  His policy priorities include parks equity for west Fayetteville; housing affordability; ensuring responsible development with respect to traffic, walkability, and climate change; and encouraging public engagement at all levels of City government.

Meet your Council Member

Kyle Smith has been a high school Geometry teacher in NWA for 13 years and served on the Fayetteville City Council since 2017.  His interest in politics started after skipping a few days of junior high school to volunteer with his dad on a presidential campaign that was headquartered in Little Rock.  That was an exciting experience, but it later became apparent that local policies are the ones that touch the most lives.  Through both public education and government involvement, Kyle works to make investments in our future that will leave our community a more equitable and just place for all residents.

After graduating from Fayetteville High School, Kyle attended the Rochester Institute for Technology in New York to study Computer Science.  That focus on systems-thinking was perfect for someone with an engineering mindset, but it often lacked the human aspect.  Kyle then spent a year as a residence hall director at Iowa’s Buena Vista University supporting the social and emotional needs of students before returning home to Fayetteville for his Master’s in Teaching from University of Arkansas. Now he’s living his 3rd grade dream of teaching math, trying to instill a joy for questioning and understanding in the next generation.

 

Kyle volunteered with the 2014 nondiscrimination ordinance campaign and organized the successful followup in 2015 as the campaign chairman of FOR Fayetteville. After continuing his active participation in city meetings and serving on the Environmental Action Committee, he was appointed to fill the vacant Ward 4 City Council seat in Fall 2017.

 

Kyle currently serves on the Transportation Committee, Equipment Committee, Washington County Ambulance Authority Board (Central EMS) and has previously served on the Nominating Committee.  His policy priorities include parks equity for west Fayetteville; housing affordability; ensuring responsible development with respect to traffic, walkability, and climate change; and encouraging public engagement at all levels of City government.