Why am I running?
As a Camp Hill native, I understand where we come from, and where we are going. I want to give back to the community that has given me so much. I have a wide variety of skills from my various jobs that will lend themselves to the myriad of issues that come up at the council level. Whether it’s working in graphic design, running my own business, or selling houses; creative problem solving is paramount. One must first understand all parts of the problem, consider everything, do your research, and create possible solutions. Then, collaborate with all the stakeholders. In our borough, those stakeholders are the community members – residents, business owners, members of borough government, etc. Through the process of problem solving and collaboration, I feel like I will be able to help move the borough forward toward solutions.
Who am I?
My name is Emily Smith. I was raised in Camp Hill Borough, and graduated from CHHS in 1997. I attended Rochester Institute of Technology where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. As a 20 something, I moved around the country, living in California, Arizona, and New York City. After the financial crash of 2008, I moved back to central PA, had a baby, got married, and eventually moved back to the borough in 2012. I live in College Park, near Fiala, with my husband and daughter, who is a 6th grader at the middle school.
Throughout my career, I have worked in a wide variety of roles. For close to 15 years now, I have run my own graphic design freelance business, working with many clients throughout the country, from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. In 2016, I also got my real estate license, and have sold real estate since then, while also continuing my graphic design business.