Ceretta Smith

Mayor and City Council
Title: Councilmember
Phone: 706-863-4576

Ceretta Smith is a proud Army veteran, mother, wife, small business owner, civic leader, and faith leader in her community. She is proud to have called Grovetown, Georgia home for the past 16 years, where she lives with her husband, Retired Sergeant First Class Sterling V. Smith. Ceretta has spent decades serving her community and her country in various roles. She proudly served as a medic in the Army for nearly a decade, where she helped wounded soldiers recover in hospitals and clinics, and worked in a field unit in Germany. She continued to serve by working for the federal government for another 24+ years. Through her work, she became a union activist, serving as the Women’s and Fair Practices Coordinator, Chief Steward, Legislative Political Coordinator, local president, and Georgia State Council President for the largest federal government union, the American Federation of Government Employees. She currently serves as the Augusta East Georgia Central Labor Council Vice President and the National Fair Practices Affirmative Action Coordinator for District 5 AFGE. Ceretta holds a Bachelor Degree in the Arts from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology, a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from the Sacramento School of Theology, and associate degrees in Business Management and Business Administration from Augusta Technical College. She is a certified HISCoach Life Coach, certified Paracletos Counselor, Christian recording artist, published author, certified DISC Behavioral Analyst, and a certified Myers-Briggs Practitioner. Her favorite proverb is, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.“


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