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Rick Smith says Plano citizens, voters and residents are asking for their voice to be heard.
Get to know Rick Smith
Rick Smith said he believes in community service, as such he has been a volunteer with various organizations for a number of years. Activities include being a graduate and active member of the Plano Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (PCPAAA), Citizens Assisting Plano Police (CAPP) and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Most recently he was selected to attend and graduated from the Plano Citizens Academy (PCA). The PCA is a twelve month civic education program offered by the City of Plano that provides insight into the daily operations of various city departments. This provided a good opportunity to understand the challenges City employees face as they deliver services for the citizens of Plano.
Rick serves as a member of his Homeowner’s Association (HOA) Board, Crime Watch Coordinator and Lead for the neighborhood’s “Nextdoor” Website service. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for AARP chapter 2304, an active NRA member, NRA Certified Instructor and graduate of the Collin County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy (CCCSA).
Rick is now seeking to be of greater service to his community as a neighborhood advocate on the Plano City Council.
This is important to Rick because he believes that the majority of current elected city leaders have forgotten who they serve – you the taxpayers. It is time for fresh leadership that will respect the voices of the taxpayers who elect them.
Rick is committed to putting his leadership experience, common sense and dedication to serving his community to work for the taxpayers of Plano by serving as City Councilman for Place 8.
Rick has served as President for Advanced Home Theater Systems, Inc (AHTS) in Plano since founding the company in 1995. Under his leadership AHTS has been nationally recognized twice for its work.
Prior to forming AHTS Rick served for several years as both Vice President and later Senior Vice President of Business Development for a national healthcare company. He and his family have lived in Plano and been homeowners for three decades.
Are you frustrated that your voice is not being heard at city hall?
Rick Smith of Plano says he will listen to you.
Did you know Rick Smith has been a part of ?
Plano Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Citizens Assisting Plano Police
Community Emergency Response Team
Plano Citizens Academy, 2016
Collin County Citizens Sheriffs Academy
HOA Board of Directors
HOA Crime Watch Coordinator
Lead – Nextdoor Neighborhood Website
Collin County AARP Chapter 2304, Board of Directors
Rick Smith says he will
Be responsive to the TAXPAYERS of Plano – you are the boss
Modify Plano Tomorrow Plan to ensure neighborhood friendly developments – not massive high density apartment projects that increase traffic congestion and response times for our public safety providers
Unwavering support for our Police, Fire and First Responders
Ensure financial transparency to make it easy for taxpayers to know where their tax dollars are being spent
Reduce our Effective Tax Rate to provide property tax relief to the citizens of Plano, especially our Senior Citizens
Early voting runs through May 2. This story is part of a series helping you get to know the candidates in various races in Allen, Plano, McKinney and Frisco leading up to the May 6 election. Vote for the candidate of your choice.
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Go to League of Women Voters of Collin CountyLWV-CC for the schedule, format, list of candidates, campaign literature information, and candidate’s statement. This event is not sponsored by the City of Plano nor the library.
LWV-CC Plano Candidates Forum Session 1 – 10:30-11:45
Attending: Lily Bao, Harry LaRosiliere, Bill Lisle, Douglas Reeves
City Council Place 2
Attending: Ann Bacchus, Anthony Ricciardelli, Al Valente
City Council Place 4
Attending: Ed Acklin, Kayci Prince
City Council Place 8
Attending: David Downs, Stirling Morris, Rick Smith
Where and when will the League of Women Voters of Collin County McKinney Candidate forum be offered?
MCKINNEY TX CANDIDATE FORUMSaturday, April 1
McKinney Senior Center, 1400 S College St, McKinney, TX 75069 Session 1 – 9:30-10:20 – Mayor and City Council At Large
Session 2 – 10:30-11:20 – City Council Districts 1 and 3
Session 3 – 11:30-12:00 – ISD Trustees
PLANO CANDIDATE FORUMSaturday, April 8, 10:30-1:40
Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075 Session 1 – 10:30-11:45 – Plano Mayor and City Council
Session 2 – 12:00-1:00 – Plano ISD Trustees
Session 3 – 1:10-1:40 – Collin College Trustees