Ashley, a lifelong resident of Franklin, is a candidate for the 2nd District seat on the Franklin City Council. As the Be Here program manager at the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce, she aims to bring her passion for community engagement and public service to the council.
Apart from her role at the chamber, Smith serves as a board member for several organizations, including the Franklin Fine Arts Council, the Franklin Historic and Architectural Review Board, Franklin Meals on Wheels, and Venango - Together We Can. She is also the vice-chair for the Venango County Democratic Committee and is an active member of Oil Region Rising and the FLEX Young Professionals group.
Smith's contributions to the community have earned her recognition, including the Oil Region Alliance "Best Local Business and Tourism Advocate" award in 2021 and the Venango Chamber of Commerce "Community Hero" title. She has also been nominated twice for the FLEX "Young Professional of the Year" award.
A Leadership Venango alumna, Smith has completed the Be Here ambassador training multiple times. She volunteers as a coach for the Franklin High School Marching Band Silks and the Franklin Middle School cheerleaders. In addition to her community work, Smith is also the owner and inspector of Zaccari Home Inspections LLC. She is a member of the InterNACHI Western PA and Young Professional Inspector Chapters and holds the title of PA Certified Professional Inspector from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.