Sally Smith was born and raised in Rexburg. She attended Madison Public Schools, graduating in 1971. She then attended and graduated from Ricks College.
Sally is married Rob Smith, another city native, and is the mother of 3 grown children and 9 grandchildren. While the kids were little Sally began her passion for service by becoming a member of the ESA Sorority, a national service organization. She worked on local projects as well as for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center and Easter Seals and soon worked her way up in the local chapter and served as District President. She was always involved in what the kids were doing at school, serving in the PTA, as a room mother and spearheading carnivals and other fund raisers.
In 1976, the Teton Dam failed and Sally and her family were directly affected. The family worked hard to recover, restore and rebuild and she will never forget the kindness that was given to the community by many volunteers from the entire country. It was truly a humbling experience and a wake-up call to always be prepared for what can happen to a community.
Sally obtained her real estate license in 1979. Still raising her young family she worked part time until 1987 when she joined Century 21 as a full time agent. Sally has been active in the Realtor organization throughout her career, serving in all offices and as Association President twice. She served as Snake River MLS president in 2012.
Sally has always been active in community efforts. She has served on numerous committees including the Chamber of Commerce, Family Crisis Center Board of Directors and as a Republican Precinct Committeeman. She has worked with Madison Economic Partner’s since 1996 and served as its president for 3 years. She has served as United Way chairman for the Upper Valley and remains active with United Way. She was the community liaison for the Lincoln Legacy Celebration with the Madison School District.
Sally was elected to the Rexburg City Council in November 2011. She has served as the liaison for the Rexburg Art’s Council and has helped oversee and promote the arts in Rexburg. The Romance and the Tabernacle are booked nearly every week. She is also the liaison for the Legacy Flight Museum and has helped extensively with the bi-annual air show and community breakfast fly in. In 2013 Sally was elected President of the Council unanimously by her fellow Council members. She enjoys her council service and is dedicated to the residents of Rexburg.