As a long-time resident of Centre Wellington, Kelly and his family have deep roots in the community. From 2010-2014, Kelly was a Town Councillor. He also has extensive career experience as a government change specialist. For the past 15 years through his company Imaginate, he has helped towns, cities and other government organizations across Canada change to become more successful. Over the past 5 years alone, Kelly has completed strategic projects for Halton Hills, Milton, Newmarket, Waterloo, Whitehorse (Yukon), Yukon Ombudsman & Privacy Commission, Okotoks (Alberta), Essex and Leamington.
Kelly is passionate about open government. As Mayor, he is committed to taking positive action to bring local government closer to the people. Over the next four years, his priorities are:
- ENGAGED COMMUNTIY. Connecting with citizens and businesses in new and meaningful ways.
- OPEN & HONEST GOVERNMENT. Embracing democracy by encouraging open and honest discussions about the complex problems facing local government today.
- PRIORITIZED SPENDING. Establishing clear strategic directives to drive budget/funding decisions.