TROY SMITH, District #4 Candidate for Boston City Council 2021
Troy has sat on the Board of Directors for BPS Lee Pilot School (2008-2011). He has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Collaborative Education with South Africans Initiative (1992-2005); State Director (1995-2003) and has even volunteered to feed the homeless by serving hot meals, thus establishing Men’s Breakfast Club. Troy has taught drum lessons in his earlier years as part of his youth ministry. He was also a patient transporter at Brigham & Woman’s Hospital and a page for the late State Representative Kevin Fitzgerald of Massachusetts. Troy Allen Smith was born in Boston, MA and is a second generation “Bostonian”; Troy is 56 years old and the father of five children.
Campaign Phone Number: (617)299-1809
Political Party: Democrat
Neighborhoods Covered: Mattapan, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain & Dorchester
Troy started his early education in the Boston Public School System [BPS] until grade 5. He, subsequently for grades 6-12, was enrolled in parochial school. Troy attended Mission Church High School of Roxbury, where he graduated as senior class President in1983. Troy continued his higher education at Salem State College of Salem, Massachusetts and later transferred to Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina on an athletic scholarship. In 1987, Troy graduated, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Troy A. Smith is also an ordained minister. He was raised in the African Methodist Episcopal [A.M.E] Church and served within his church community as President of the Junior Usher Board and Church musician. Troy is also Founder and Pastor of A New Day Holiness Church of God in Christ.
Troy A. Smith resides in the Dorchester Center section of Boston. Troy has travelled abroad but his heart has never left his city. He has been 100 percent committed to uplifting the quality of life for all persons; primarily within the City of Boston and surrounding communities. His life goal and pledge to Human Service has been transmitted in multiple ways.
Over the past 20 plus years and concurrently, Troy has aspired educationally, professionally, and spiritually to “give back” and build his community. Troy has made it his life’s journey to embark relentlessly on building Youth and Senior Programs, community partnerships along with providing spiritual leadership and guidance to those within the community and City of Boston.
In Troy’s dedication to Human and Community Service and Youth Development, he has worked as a substitute teacher [Madison Park High School], Head and Assistant Coach/Women’s Basketball and Softball [Fisher College, Boston, Massachusetts.], Assistant Directors Operations of Boys & Girls Club, Boston, Assistant Director at Boston Centers for Youth & Families [BCYF] Tobin and Madison Park Community Centers, and Director of BCYF-Anthony D. Perkins Community Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts. During Troy’s tenure, he has developed and implemented Programs. Established and monitored city wide committees and partnerships. Maintained and supervised staff and the day-to-day operations, ensuring policies and procedures. Provided technical assistance, budgeting, and grant writing.
Troy has been instrumental in arranging partners to help Council Boards, with a broad base of local and statewide, non-profit, and corporate organizations.
Troy has sat on the Board of Directors for BPS Lee Pilot School (2008-2011). He has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Collaborative Education with South Africans Initiative (1992-2005); State Director (1995-2003) and has even volunteered to feed the homeless by serving hot meals, thus establishing Men’s Breakfast Club. Troy has taught drum lessons in his earlier years as part of his youth ministry. He was also a patient transporter at Brigham & Woman’s Hospital and a page for the late State Representative Kevin Fitzgerald of Massachusetts.
Troy is an active and financial Life Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. As a “Brother” of Phi Beta Sigma, Troy, served as New England State Director and Eastern Regional Director of Education; was able to obtain book and financial donations for elementary, middle, and high school students. Troy has maintained a consistent commitment to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Boston. Troy, is a charter member of Omicron Chi Sigma Chapter, provides guidance and teaches the principals of Education, Social Action, and Bigger Better Business to young men ages (8-18), within the community. Troy is also an active member of Mount Zion Lodge No.15 of Prince Hall Grand Lodge Masons of Boston, Massachusetts. Staying true to his mission, troy has served as the Scholarship Chairman and Treasurer. Troy has provided educational support groups as well as writing workshops for middle and high students. Supporting the programs of his lodge which have been supportive and uplifting to the community of Boston.
Troy oversees the daily operations of the church and the Board of Directors. Troy, in collaboration with (7) other Pastors, provides support and leadership within the community at large. Troy is constantly in “What More Can I Do?” Mode, and never loses sight of his Human and Community Service goal. Troy has the stamina and will to continue his journey, while he develops relationships with people of the Community. He makes himself available and has adhered to an “open door” policy for those in need or to just “talk”.
Troy A. Smith desires to take these skills and passion to “Recharge District 4” as the next Boston City Councilor for District 4. I am passionate about Education, Seniors, Public Safety, Small Businesses, Health Care and Families being able to build financial wealth. All of these issues are important to “Recharging Our District.”