Mayor of Strathfield  and Alderman [1965-1974]
James Ernest Smith was elected as an Alderman and served from 1965 to 1974. H was elected as Mayor in 1968 and was Vice Chairman of the Council’s Works Committee in 1967, 1973 and 1974.
He died on 17 September 1975 and was survived by his widow Charlotte and daughter Lynda. A Mayoral Minute of 19 September 1975 stated that during his service ‘it can be said that the condition of roads, footpaths and parklands in the South Strathfield area was greatly improved. He was always a strong supporter of junior sport within the Municipality particularly in regard to football and he was a Foundation Member of the Strathen Youth Club’.
Strathfield Council meeting and Mayoral minutes