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Hopeful Communities

A Conversation with Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith is the Executive Director of Cities United – a national network focused on eliminating violence in American cities related to Black men and boys. In this episode, Anthony and Chanda talk about Anthony’s path to Cities United, the importance of inspiring our youth, and how to build an ecosystem for community safety.

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Anthony Smith

Anthony D. Smith is the Executive Director of Cities United – a national mayor lead initiative focused on eliminating the violence in American cities related to Black men and boys. Before joining Cities United, Anthony led the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods for Mayor Greg Fischer and the City of Louisville.

Anthony earned his bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University. Throughout his professional career, he has made a priority of creating positive outcomes for youth and cultivating up-and-coming leaders.

Anthony was born, raised, and still lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife and family.