Commissioner Patrick Kelly - 1st District (Chair)
About Commissioner Kelly
Patrick has called Lawrence home since attending the University of Kansas beginning in 1989. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from KU and began teaching in the Lawrence Public Schools in 1999. Previously, Patrick has served Lawrence and Douglas County as a member of the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Commission and on the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission. He is active in Leadership Lawrence and with the Kansas Leadership Center, providing leadership training for a variety of organizations.
Patrick and his wife, Amy, and their daughter, Brynn, live in the Perry Park neighborhood. They all enjoy participating together in community theatre, along with his step-daughter, Victoria. Patrick’s civic engagement includes Theatre Lawrence, Van-Go Mobile Arts, Friends of the Lied, and the Lawrence Schools Foundation. In 2014, Patrick co-founded, Confabularryum, a free festival of creativity and making for the people of Lawrence and Douglas County.
Communities in the 1st Commission District Include
City of Lawrence (Central).
- Affordable Housing Advisory Board
- Public Incentive Review Committee