About the Clerk
Jeffrey R. Smith, Clerk of the Circuit Court.
He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Finance in 1978, passed the CPA exam in 1984 and moved to Vero Beach later that year with KPMG Peat Marwick.
Jeff started his own firm (Jeffrey R. Smith & Associates, PA) here in Vero Beach in 1988 and in 1992 sold his firm to go to work with Indian River County.
He has held several posts with the County, including Assistant Finance Director (in the Clerk’s Office), Assistant Utilities Director, Assistant Tax Collector, and Chief Deputy Clerk of Court & Comptroller.
In June of 2012, Jeff won election to be the next Clerk of Court without opposition and on July 3, 2012, he was sworn in as Clerk to replace the retiring Jeff Barton.
Jeff is a Past President of the Florida Government Finance Officer’s Association (FGFOA), a 2700 member organization of government finance professionals and elected officials from around the state. His oldest son Brad is career military serving his country in the Navy currently in Kuwait, his daughter is a teacher at Storm Grove Middle School and his youngest son, Trent is a sophomore at IRSC. His is married to Wanda who also is a teacher with Indian River County at the Alternative Education Center. Jeff is active in the community being a Past President of the Exchange Club of Indian River, Past President of the Fighting Indians Band Boosters, and has served on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity. He is currently serving on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army here in Vero Beach and the Indian River Foundation for the Elderly.
In addition to being a member of the FGFOA, Jeff is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
Mr. Smith can be reached at 772-770-5185, ext. 3160.