Councilmember Smith was appointed to the City Council in 2019 and elected in 2020. He serves as the Council liaison to the Old Webster Business District Advisory Commission and the Police Community Engagement Board.
Emerson has worked in the Credit Union industry for 45 years, including the St. Louis Teachers credit Union now St Louis Community Credit Union, and 33 years with the Anheuser Busch Employees Credit Union, now the Together Credit Union. Most recently he served as the VP of Operations. He is currently retired.
He received many awards from the credit union industry. Upon retirement, Emerson received a Congressional Proclamation from Congressman William Lacy Clay thanking him for years of service in the credit union industry.
He received a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Phoenix University. and holds many designations from the credit union industry.
Emerson Smith has lived in Webster Groves for more than 39 years. He has served three terms on the Webster Groves Board of Education, Board of Adjustment for the City of Webster, and the Juvenile Conference Committee for the city of Webster Groves. He currently serves on the Board of the Webster Rock Hill Ministries and the North Webster Neighborhood Coalition. He has been married for 34 years to Paula and has two children, Mackenzie and Madison, who are graduates of the Webster Groves School System.