Shirley Smith is a single mother of two. Smith attended John Essex High School, which is located in Demopolis, AL. She received her diploma in 2004. Shirley became a resident with Montgomery Housing Authority’s Tulane Gardens location in June of 2022. Resident Services reached out to Smith to determine if she would be willing to serve as President on the Tulane Garden Resident Council board. Smith quickly answered the call stepping into the role. Smith currently works as an assistant manager at Rent-A-Center in Wetumpka, AL. Smith continues to serve her community as a leader advocating for victims of domestic violence and families that lost loved ones to gun violence.