City Manager

W. Kory Smith
City Manager

City Hall 

PO Box 569
101 S. Locust Street
Centralia IL  62801

Phone:  (618) 533-7622
Fax:      (618) 532-4534 


Mr. Smith began his career as City Manager on April 26, 2022. City Manager Smith received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Illinois University where he majored in Sociology and Criminology. He obtained his Masters in Public Administration from Murray State University and then later his law degree from Southern Illinois School of Law. Upon Graduation, he worked for Crain, Miller, Wernsman before being hired by the Marion County States Attorneys Office. Most Recently Kory has been practicing law as an associate with the firm Black, Ballard, McDonald P.C. where he has practiced in civil and municipal law and is serving as the City Attorney for Centralia.

Kory was born and raised in Centralia. He is the son of Bob and Karen Smith. Kory’s wife, Kelsie, is an owner of a local business, Kl­­ōTHēer Boutique and also a local Real Estate Agent at Coldwell Banker Real Estate. Kory and Kelsie have one son.