Barbara Smyth

Running for Re-Election: Common Council At-Large

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Barbara Smyth is a two-term member of the Norwalk Common Council and served as Council President from 2019 to 2020. A resident of Norwalk for over twenty years, she has raised three children here, all graduates of Norwalk Public Schools. She proudly served our schools as an English teacher at Ponus Ridge Middle School and Norwalk High School. As Chair of the Community Services and Personnel committee, she has worked to improve the quality of life for all of Norwalk’s citizens, and she continues to advocate for our schoolchildren as Common Council liaison to Norwalk ACTS.

Barbara grew up in Western Pennsylvania where she learned the value of hard work, family, grassroots organizing, and community service.  Prior to teaching, Barbara spent more than fifteen years working in the radio industry, both on and off the air, connecting with listeners on a local level. 

Barbara earned a B.A. in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. in Secondary English Education from Fairfield University.