Mayor’s Bio

Jeffrey M. Smith

Jeffrey M. Smith was elected Mayor in November 2019.  Before serving as Mayor, he served three terms on City Council from 2000-2003 and 2006-2011.  He also was elected at the age of 23 to the former Jefferson County Board of Supervisors and served from 1994-1995. 

Born in Watertown November 8, 1969, he is a 1987 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central School.  He received an Associate’s Degree in criminal justice from Jefferson Community College and also studied math and science there.  He received a Bachelor’s Degree in political science from Albany State University in 1992.  In 2004, he completed the physician’s assistant certification program at LeMoyne College.  He works as a physician’s assistant and paramedic.  Along with his wife, the former Milagros Cleofe Choroco (Milly), he owns and operates QuikMed Urgent Care in Watertown. 

He and his wife have two sons, Carlos and Estevan, two daughters, Iliana and Niecia, and one grandson, Renzo. 

Mayor Smith is a strong proponent of alternative and renewable energy, installing solar panels on his house and an "urban" wind turbine on the roof of the urgent care business.