PETE SMITH, CFA Okaloosa County Property Appraiser
Pete Smith has been a resident of Okaloosa County since 1968. He was elected Okaloosa County Property Appraiser in January 1992 and re-elected in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. He is a state Certified Florida Appraiser and a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers. Prior to being elected property appraiser he served the citizens of Fort Walton Beach as a city councilman. He has an extensive background in real estate and real estate finance. A graduate of the University of Florida, he has been a real estate broker/owner of a local real estate firm, a regional vice-president of a large mortgage banking firm, and an executive vice president of a locally-owned commercial bank where he supervised all real estate lending. His professional and community service is also extensive, to include President of the Florida Association of Property Appraisers, President of the Rotary Club of Fort Walton Beach, Chairman of the American Heart Walk, a Board Member of Okaloosa Saves, President, Treasurer and Board Member of the Gulf Coast Council, Boy Scouts of America, and leadership positions in numerous other civic and service organizations. Mr. Smith is an Eagle Scout and actively promotes the benefits of scouting to young men in our area.
Pete and wife Brenda have two sons, Tim and Zach, and four grandchildren.
Pete's goal is to insure the highest quality service possible to the citizens of Okaloosa County and to consistently produce a fair and equitable property value roll.