James E. Smith, Commissioner

Original term began: January, 2015
Current term ends: January 7, 2019

James E. (Jim) Smith was born and raised in Southern California.  He moved to Utah with his young family in 1976.

Commissioner Smith had a long career in banking, primarily in commercial lending, which gave him a solid background and understanding of business issues. Over the years, he was moved into administration and served as the president of local banks on 2 occasions.
In 2009, he decided to leave banking and began 5 years of service as President/CEO of the Davis Chamber of Commerce, which is the only chamber in the county and serves over 900 members. During his time at the Chamber, he worked closely with legislators, county officials and municipal leaders. This provided experience valuable to serving as a county commissioner. His particular priorities have been in job creation through economic development.

Commissioner Smith was encouraged to run for the County Commission seat because of his background in business, understanding of finances and the budgeting process, his past involvement in economic development and his passion for community service. He has worked in Legislative Affairs; worked closely with the military at Hill AFB; been involved in education and transportation issues, economic development and more; and has served on the Business Development Fund Committee for Davis County, as well as the Council of Governments.

Commissioner Smith has been married to the former Carolyn Church for 45 years. They have 5 children and 11 grandchildren – all of whom are above average. He and his wife live in Farmington. 

County Departments

Health Department
Board of Health
     - Senior Services Advisory Board

Information Systems
- I.T. Committee

     - Library Board


Board Assignments

Children’s Justice Center

Council of Governments
 - Davis Fund

Davis Behavioral Health
   - Board
     - Executive & Finance Committee

Davis Community Learning Center

Envision Utah
 - Board of Directors

 National Association of Counties

Urban North Region Community
- Financial Services (IHC)

Utah Association of Counties
     - Board
     - CSS
     - UBHN Council
     - USACCC

Wasatch Front Regional Council
     - Council
     -  WFEDD

Wasatch Integrated Waste Systems


Davis Chamber of Commerce
 -  Board of Governors
   - Legislative Affairs
     - Military Affairs (TOUMAC)

Human Services Directors'

Lighthouse Homeless Shelter

Local Homeless Coordinating Council

SSBG Review

Contact Information

Physical Address
Davis County Admin Building
61 South Main Street (Suite 301)
Farmington, Utah 84025

Mailing Address
Davis County Commission
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025

Email Address

Phone Numbers
(801) 451-3200 :: Main
(801) 451-3202 :: Fax

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except legal holidays)

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