Councilman Kelly serves on the City’s Finance Committee, Zoo Trust, Neighborhood Conservation Committee and the Economic Development Committee. He is a member of the Safe Coalition Board. He currently serves on the National League of Cities’ Community and Economic Development Committee and the Youth, Families and Education Council.
He is a graduate of Enid High School. Skip has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Oklahoma State University and his Jurist Doctorate law degree from Oklahoma City University. Prior to entering private practice, he worked as a parole officer and school counselor. Skip was a professor at Oklahoma City Community College and an adjunct professor at Langston University and Rose State College. His personal and professional priorities are youth and senior citizens.
His major initiatives for Ward 7 include, safety and security for Ward 7 residents, economic development initiatives such as the Adventure District, quality schools, and maintaining neighborhoods. The interests of Ward 7 residents are important to Mr. Kelly.
Skip is an active member of St. John’s Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and King David Masonic Lodge # 50. He is married to Patricia, and has two sons.