Sept. 2, 21–– Terrance Smith–City of Mobile’s Innovation Team

M.A. Instructional Design and Development, University of South Alabama
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, University of South Alabama
A native of Prichard, Alabama, graduate of C.F. Vigor, and a University of South Alabama Alumnus; Terrance has a deep-rooted connection to Mobile County and the surrounding areas. He continuously pours himself into fostering community growth by mentoring local youth, serving as a board member to several organizations, and building relationships with city leaders to help blur the line between city officials and the residents that they serve.
As the director of the Mayor’s Innovation Team, he leads a team of professionals who are responsible for developing strategies to uniquely solve problems within the City and its communities. This is often achieved by creating a connection with those affected and gaining a deeper understanding of the impact of issues on both external and internal stakeholders.
A few of his professional accolades include Mobile Bay Magazine’s 40 under 40, Leadership Mobile Class of 2014, and’s Young Rebel of the Year Award. Most importantly he is a husband, friend, and an active community member. He lives by the motto “Make Mistakes, Make Improvements, Never Make Excuses”.
Terrance was named in the top 5 of the ELGL’s Traeger Awards in honor of those making the greatest impact in local government all across the nation.