Tommy Smith began serving as Board Member in 2007. He is a 1970 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. Mr. Smith was a teacher and coach at Lily School. His love of education inspired him to become a Board member. “I fully intend to work with the other members to provide the best education possible for the children of Laurel County,” said Smith. Mr. Smith is retired from the United States Department of Agriculture where he served as Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency which included five counties, including Laurel.