About City Clerk
City Clerk Ron Smith
The City Clerk processes all public documents, including claims, garnishments and suits against the City; records and processes land records (mortgages, releases, quit claims); records all notaries and justices of the peace; codifies all legislation concerning the City of New Haven and prepares, distributes and records all materials needed for primaries and general elections.
Ron Smith was born and raised in New Haven. At age 18, he left the state to pursue a degree at Friendship Junior College in Rockhill, S.C., graduating in 1973. Upon graduation, Ron was drafted to the New York Knicks.
At the end of his tenure with the Knicks, Ron returned to New Haven and began actively working to seek positive change and residential empowerment. From 1993 to his election as City Clerk, Ron represented the 20th Ward on the Board of Aldermen, where he served on the Human Resources Committee. He has also served on the City Plan Commission. In January 2000, Ron was elected President Pro Tempore of the Board of Aldermen. He also has served on the Finance and Tax Abatement Committees and was involved with the Census 2000 program.
Ron serves on the Transportation, Infrastructure and Services Policy Committee for the National League of Cities. He is an active member of Immanuael Baptist Church, where he has been part of the ministerial staff for more than 20 years. Ron volunteers time at Farnam Neighborhood House and is an avid athlete. He and his wife, Angela, reside in Newhllville with their three children, Emmanuel Ali, Rhonda and Dominique Smith.