Kelli has called Springfield her home since 2001 and believes that “all politics is local.” Her interest in the political process and her love of Springfield has motivated Kelli to seek a position on the City Council as a Councilor At-Large.
Kelli is a Democrat. At the core of Kelli’s belief system is the notion that everyone in Springfield deserves the best quality of life, and that Springfield has a great deal to offer. Kelli, however, is pragmatic and recognizes that the City faces challenges that our surrounding cities and towns necessarily do not, and those challenges must be met head-on in order for the City to progress. Kelli is emphatic about growing our tax base. Strengthening the reputation of our public schools and public safety is essential to that growth, as is attracting new business. Kelli understands that the economic development needed to place Springfield on the map will need to come from every corner, neighborhood and citizen, and that the time is now to get the ball rolling.
Utilizing her 27 year career in the finance industry, Kelli is no stranger to large-scale budgets and resource management and will advocate for sound city fiscal responsibility. As the President of the Hungry Hill Community Development Corporation, Clerk of the Atwater Park Civic Association and Board member of Square One, Kelli understands the importance of each community within the city. If elected, Kelli will make herself accessible to residents to ensure that her listening to Springfield citizens does not end on election day.
Originally from Holyoke, Kelli is a product of the Holyoke Public Schools and earned a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Wheaton College in Norton, MA. She is employed by MassMutual.