Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council
Cllr Emily Smith
Emily has lived in the Vale of White Horse most of her life having grown up in Sunningwell and now living with her husband and two children in Botley.
Emily’s professional career has concentrated on working in the public and voluntary sector, particularly with children and young people. Until 2017, she worked at Oxfordshire County Council as the Children’s Services Manager focussing on reducing youth unemployment and helping vulnerable young people into education and vocational training.
After a brief spell as parish councillor, Emily was elected as a district councillor in 2015. Emily has been an active member of her community for many years working on various campaigns and the North Hinksey Neighbourhood Plan.
Following the recent district elections, Emily was appointed as Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council.