Convocation with Mayor Jaylen Smith

23 February 2024

Fri, February 23, 2024 • 10:50am – 11:50am • Skinner Memorial Chapel

Jaylen Smith, a native of Earle, Arkansas, for 18 years is the newly elected Mayor of the city of Earle, elected in December 2022. Prior to becoming mayor, Smith served as president of Earle High School’s Student Government Association, class president, a member of the career and technical student organization Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, and acted as president of Student Voice.

He is currently known and globally recognized as the youngest African American mayor in the history of the United States Government, and this momentous achievement has opened doors for appearances on the Jennifer Hudson Show, the Towanna Murphy Show, and the Roland Martin’s show, amongst others.

Mayor Smith currently lives in Earle, Arkansas, where he is surrounded by the love, respect, and support of his family and a team of governmental colleagues. Faith and focus are his priorities; therefore, he believes that individuals are never too young to make a difference in their communities. He looks forward to working on building a better chapter for Earle during his term.