Council Position 5



Occupation: Branch Manager Caliber Home Loans

I was on the “Weddle Dream Team” that was foundational in the opening of Weddle Elementary, and served as their first PTA president. I’ve been a part of Keizer Rotary, Keizer & Salem Chamber of Commerce, and a regular sponsor for the Iris Festival. I am currently the Drug Awareness Chairperson for Keizer Elks. I have been brought businesses to Keizer, responsible for opening two different national mortgage companies in our community.

Keizer has been my home for over 23 years. My daughters, Samantha and Erica Nixon, attended Keizer schools and graduated from McNary. My husband, Sgt. Todd Smith, served as an Army tanker in Desert Storm and was deployed to Kuwait and Iraq. I am passionate about finding ways to serve our veterans, seniors, and businesses.

I love this city. It has allowed me many opportunities and I’m dedicated to working on behalf of our residents. I am excited to take my experiences, knowledge, and skills and use them to help Keizer continue to develop as a community. I value integrity, responsibility, and leadership, and am committed to harnessing the power of collaboration to gain success for all residents of Keizer.