Ron Smith was elected to the York County Board of Commissioners in 2019. He previously served as Dallastown Borough Council President and Commissioner for the York Area Regional Police Department.
Ron grew up in East Manchester Township and attended Northeastern schools before transferring to York County School of Technology, where he graduated in 1981.
Throughout his 32 years working in the private sector, Ron has cultivated knowledge in management, sales, security contracts and emergency services. Ron founded American Threat Response Gear LLC, a sole proprietorship that supplies firearm accessories and public safety gear.
Ron has had membership with emergency services entities, including Manchester Ambulance and Fire Company and Yoe Ambulance and Fire, as well as Red Lion Area Ambulance/Red Lion Fire Company. These positions spanned his residencies in East Manchester and Lower Windsor townships and Red Lion and Dallastown boroughs.
Ron began his time on Dallastown Borough Council in 1998, having won re-election several times since then. He has led the borough council most recently as President, passing 11 on-time budgets without any tax increases. Under Ron's leadership, Dallastown has implemented billing reforms with the Dallastown-Yoe Water Authority to save operation costs. Ron has served as commissioner of York Area Regional Police since 2011. In that time, he procured a $15,000 donation from PeoplesBank for much needed tactical gear, hired a new police chief and successfully negotiated 3 collective bargaining contracts.
Ron and his wife, Laura, have 2 children. They reside in Dallastown.