Term: March 2013 - March 2017
City of Norwalk
12700 Norwalk Boulevard
Norwalk, CA 90650
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Cheri Kelley was elected to the City of Norwalk City Council in March 1997 and re-elected in March 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013. She served as Mayor in 2000-2001, 2004-2005, 2009-2010 and 2012-2013. Her term expires in March 2017.
Ms. Kelley was appointed by Councilmember Robert "Bob" White as a commissioner to the Consumer/Rental Mediation Board in 1991. She served as Chairman of this commission from 1995-1997. Appointed by Councilmember Judith Brennan, she also served as Chairman of the Blue Ribbon Commission from 1993-1997. During this time, the commission prepared a report to the City Council on "Factors Effecting Residential Property Values in Norwalk."
Ms. Kelley serves as a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Gateway Cities Sector Board. Additionally, she represents Norwalk as a Trustee of the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District and also on the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA). She represents Norwalk on the Gateway Cities Council of Governments and serves on the Transportation Committee. Ms. Kelley is past president of the California Contract Cities Association that represents over 75 cities.
Ms. Kelley remains active with several community-based organizations. She is a member of the Norwalk Woman's Club, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #2043, Norwalk Community Coordinating Council, American Legion Auxiliary, Norwalk Elks Lodge #2142, Norwalk Moose Lodge, Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Library and Friends of Hargitt House. She also serves as President of the Norwalk Arts & Sports Foundation.
Ms. Kelley has been a State Director of the California Association of REALTORS® since 1991. On March 27, 2000, Assemblymember Thomas Calderon selected Ms. Kelley as the 2000 Woman of the Year. She has served on numerous committees, lending her expertise to shape legislation for the protection of private property rights. Ms. Kelley serves as the Regional representative on the Local Government Committee. She is a Past President of the Pacific West Association of REALTORS® and currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Ms. Kelley places public safety and the infrastructure as top priorities for the City of Norwalk. In the past four years over $30.8 million in public works projects have been approved. Economic development plays an important role to ensure the ability to provide essential services to the residents of Norwalk. Many national chain retailers have been added to the Norwalk business community.
Ms. Kelley is proud of the variety of recreational and educational programming for all ages offered by the City of Norwalk. Expanding and improving these programs is an ongoing effort. The overall beautification of the City of Norwalk will increase property values for all homeowners and bring a real sense of pride to every resident.
Ms. Kelley and her husband, Del Lindgren, are Broker/Owners of Home Town REALTORS®. Home Town REALTORS® has served the community of Norwalk in the same location for over 50 years. Ms. Kelley is a native Californian and has lived in Norwalk since 1972.