Council Member Rick Smith

Rick believes in community service, as such he has been a volunteer with various organizations for a number of years. Activities include being a graduate and active member of the Plano Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (PCPAAA), Citizens Assisting Plano Police (CAPP) and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). He is also a graduate of the Plano Citizens Academy class of 2016. The Plano Citizens Academy is a twelve month civic education program offered by the City of Plano that provides insight into the daily operations of various city departments. This provided a good opportunity to understand the challenges City employees face as they deliver services for the citizens of Plano. In addition to his city related volunteer work, Rick serves as a member of his Homeowner’s Association Board of Directors, Crime Watch Coordinator and Lead for the neighborhood’s “Nextdoor” website service. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Collin County AARP chapter 2304, an active NRA member, NRA Certified Instructor and graduate of the Collin County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy (CCCSA).

Rick currently serves as President for Plano based Advanced Home Theater Systems, Inc. a company   founded by him in 1995. Under his leadership the company has been nationally recognized twice for its work. Prior to forming his own business Rick served for several years as both Vice President and later Senior Vice President of Business Development for a national healthcare company. Rick is committed to putting his leadership experience, common sense and dedication to serving his community to work for the citizens of Plano. Rick and his family have lived in Plano and been homeowners for over three decades.