The Mayor's Office
Dennis Smith was sworn in as the 16th Mayor for the City of Glendarden on July 1, 2013. Mr. Smith also serves as the Director of Technical Assistance for the Center for Minority Business Development.
Mr. Smith was formerly the Director of the Minority Business office for the Maryland State Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. He implemented a strategic plan to ensure that MBE's received at least 25 percent of the total contract dollars awarded. During his tenure, minority procurement awards increased from 22 percent to 32 percent of awarded contract dollars. Mr. Smith had the distinct pleasure while at DPSCS of sitting as a voting member on a selection committee of substantive value. This was the first time an MBE Director has been a voting member on a selection committee for any agency in the State of Maryland.
Mr. Smith served as Program Manager at the U.S. Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency's Office of Small Business Programs where he monitored a $4.8 billion procurement budget targeting a 21 percent small and disadvantaged business goal. Mr. Smith served as a Small Business Outreach Specialist for Capitol City Associates, Inc. He managed a small and disadvantaged business outreach $700 million construction contract for Turner-Gilbane in the construction of Fort Belvoir (VA) Community Hospital.
In addition, Mr. Smith served over 19 years with the Prince George's County Government's Minority Business Commission. During his tenure, he served as Director and brought total MBE procurement dollars to 36 percent, up from 10 percent in a 10-year period.
Mr. Smith received his Master Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park and his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland.