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Monday Member Spotlight: Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith is a versatile individual who wears many hats. As the City Manager of Hamilton, Ohio, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the city's development and ensuring its progress. Beyond his professional endeavors, Joshua is an adventure enthusiast, having fearlessly participated in the exhilarating tradition of running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Not one to shy away from heights, he has also taken the plunge off the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. Despite his daring escapades, Joshua retains a fondness for the simpler pleasures in life, with his favorite snack being Flub's Cyclone #5. Additionally, his dedication to community service seems to be a trait passed down through generations, as both of his grandfathers were esteemed members of Rotary. Keep reading to find out more about Joshua!


  1. I ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain

  2. I jumped off the tallest building in the southern hemisphere (Aukland, New Zealand)

  3. I am related to Rollo the Viking


Choose one song to play every time you walk into a room. What song and why How Do You Like Me Now - The Heavy

You wrote a book about your career so far. What would the title be and why? "Holy Shit"

If you weren’t in your current line of work, what career would you pursue University President

What’s your #1 bucket list item? Visit Scotland



FOOD Short ribs and white cheddar grits SNACK/CANDY Cyclone #5 (if you know, you know) RESTAURANT El Mariachi MOVIE Wall Street TV SHOW Vikings MUSIC/BAND Beethoven/St. Paul and the Broken Bones SONG Fur Elise/ Grass is Greener HOBBY Golf SPORT/TEAM Green Bay Packers & Chattanooga Lookouts BOOK The Sun Also Rises VACATION SPOT Burgin, KY STORE Sara's House SEASON Autumn



Why did you join Rotary? I joined in 1999, due to both of my grandfathers being former members

What is your favorite part of being a Rotarian?

People making fun of me

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