Kelly came to the LVPPA in October 2015, fresh out of retirement. She formerly held the position as the Director of Labor Relations with Metro where her focus was on collective bargaining. Kelly was with Metro for over 14 years and is also intricately familiar with the disciplinary process. In addition, Kelly served as a Trustee on the LVMPD Employee Health and Welfare Trust until her retirement.
Prior to coming to Metro in 2001, Kelly served with the State of Nevada for 15 years, working for the Department of Personnel, formerly the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety (Nevada Highway Patrol, Parole and Probation, and Division of Investigations), and finally as the Personnel Manager for the Department of Business and Industry. In this position she was responsible for resolving employee grievances and discipline issues for 20 agencies and over 600 employees statewide immediately prior to moving to Metro.
Kelly was the Treasurer for the International Public Management Association (IPMA) locally in Southern Nevada for three years and holds the Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP) certification.
Kelly is married with one daughter. She travels as her main source of fun, but loves to cook and drink wine!