Will Smith, who currently works as an assistant director of advising for Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences, is seeking one of three seats on the Van Buren Township board up for grabs this year.

“I was inspired to run after listening to dozens of my neighbors from across all backgrounds,” Smith said. “I knocked on hundreds of doors in our township last summer as part of the local ‘Your Voice Matters’ listening tour. People talked about supporting our firefighters, reducing hunger and homelessness, and more. I’m running to help make the changes they are asking for.”

Smith has also been involved in the local community over the years, including volunteering with the Affordable Care Act Volunteers for Monroe County and the Monroe County’s Public Library’s VITAL program. He also taught Christian history for IU’s Lifelong Learning program and First Christian Church of Bloomington.