Ed Kelley was elected as Mayor on Nov. 3, 2010 and re-elected in 2012 and 2014 without opposition. Ed Kelley was elected Commissioner for Zone 3 in March 2005, after winning a special election to fill the position left by Scott Selis, who had resigned from the City Commission due to health issues. Ed was first elected as Commissioner for Zone 3 in August of 1993, re-elected in 1995 and served through 1997 but lost his re-election bid in 1997 and spent years serving on several city advisory boards. Work History
Mayor Kelley retired in 2001 after a 30-year career with Hawaiian Tropic of Ormond Beach, serving as a sales distributor and president of the company’s European operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Belmont College in Nashville.
In addition to his work on behalf of several local non-profit groups over the years, Mayor Kelley has served as chairman of the Volusia Water Alliance, the Citizens Advisory Board of the Volusia County Metropolitan Planning Organization, and as an alternate to the city’s Board of Adjustments and Appeals. Mayor Kelley has also served as the Chairman of the Water Authority of Volusia (WAV), Chairman of the Volusia Council of Governments (VCOG), serves as the city's representative to the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) and served on the Executive Board of both VCOG and TPO. Mayor Kelley also serves as the Chairman of the Round Table of Volusia County Elected Officials.
A member of the First United Methodist Church, he and his wife, Mary Margaret, have been married for more than 41 years and have two children.