Patricia Smithwick has been a proud part of the Bethel community since she moved here 18 years ago.
“We continue to grow in the right direction,” Pat says. “Bethel is a place where we care for our neighbors and friends — not only in time of need, but on a daily basis. I will serve the residents of Bethel with honor and dignity as the town treasurer.”
Pat is already familiar with Bethel’s balance sheets, having served on the Board of Finance from 2011 to 2015. In addition, she has served the town as a member of the Economic Development Commission and the Bethel Emergency Preparedness Committee. She is a member of the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board.
Pat has been active as part of the business community. She was the president of the Bethel Chamber of Commerce for ten years. She was the owner of Bethel Baby Boutique, which she opened in 1997 and operated until she sold it in 2008. Currently, she is the community liaison for the Bethel Visiting Nurse Association, where she does marketing and grant writing.
Pat grew up in the Bronx, raised her family in Yorktown Heights, and worked many years as an office administrator before moving to Bethel. She is a member of St. Mary Parish, enjoys gardening and dancing, and has two grown daughters and five grandchildren. “I have enjoyed watching them grow up and become kind, caring, and productive men and women,” she says.