Ed Kelley was elected as Mayor on Nov. 3, 2010. He served as Deputy Mayor since January 2006 until becoming Mayor. Previously, Mayor Kelley had served as a Commissioner for two terms on the City Commission from 1994 through 1997. Ed Kelley returned to the City Commission 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 reasons. 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.
A member of the First United Methodist Church, he and his wife, Mary Margaret, have been married for more than 37 years and have two children.