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Vice Mayor Chris Kelley

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Chris KelleyVice Mayor Chris Kelley has served on the City Council since 2014. Her main focus includes economic development, transportation, public safety, and enhancing our City parks & facilities. She serves on the Board of the West Contra Costa Transit Authority (WestCAT), the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC), and the League of California Cities East Bay Division Executive Committee. As part of the Hercules City Council, she co-chairs subcommittees on Public Safety and Education. Chris is also a past Vice-Chair of the West Contra Cost County Unified School District’s Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee.

Prior to joining the Council, Chris was a member of the City of Hercules Finance Committee, and an active participant in the ITC/Bayfront Task Force, which promoted transit orient development of the Hercules waterfront. Before joining the Council, she regularly attended Council meetings and volunteered at Hercules City Hall, assisting the Finance staff. In 2014, she took part in the Hercules Police Department’s Citizens Academy.

Chris is a member of the Hercules Historical Society and also serves on the Board of the Hercules by the Bay Homeowners Association.

Professionally, Chris has 25+ years of experience in human resources and administrative management for small businesses in the fields of finance, marketing, computer software, and interior design. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science.

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