Breaking news: Mountlake Terrace Mayor Jerry Smith dies

Mayor Jerry Smith

Longtime Mountlake Terrace Mayor Jerry Smith has died.

City Manager Scott Hugill confirmed the 77-year-old Smith’s death Friday morning, adding it is believed that the mayor passed away in his sleep.

Elected to the Mountlake Terrace City Council in 2001, Smith has been mayor since 2004. He served on the Community Transit, SNOCOM (911 Dispatch), and Snohomish County Emergency Radio System (SERS) Boards. Additionally, he chaired the Lake Ballinger/McAleer Creek Watershed Forum, served on the LEOFF I Disability Board, and Regional Fire Authority (RFA).

Smith and his wife, Judi, have two children and two grandchildren.

We will provide more details about Mayor Smith and his legacy in a future article.


  1. Sorry to hear of your loss. I knew the family for most of my life. Went to school with daughter since elementary. Prayers are with you!

  2. Jerry joined the Evergreen State Fair Advisory Board in 2013 and was a great member of the board and friend to the fair. Jerry will be greatly missed by us all.

  3. My father Dale knew him from walking terrace along with his dog
    He is just as shocked. He sends his condolences to his wife and girls. Prayers are with you all.

  4. This such said news. I understand from many, Jerry was a great leader in the community and worked hard for the people of Mountlake Terrace. My prayers to the Smith family.

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