With a passion for sustainability, government transparency and fiscal responsibility, Councilman Patrick Kelly wants to make sure Naperville is the best place to raise a family for generations to come. First elected to the City Council in 2019, Kelly wants to offer a fresh perspective on long-term decisions that impact young families in the community.
The owner of The Kelly Law Firm, P.C., Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law with a Certificate in Environmental and Energy Law. His first job out of law school was with the Nevada State Legislature; following his tenure there, he worked for a small law firm in Nevada before moving to Naperville in 2010. After working for another firm for four years, Kelly opened his own law firm in downtown Naperville in 2014.
Kelly has volunteered with several organizations over the past decade, including the 5th Avenue Project Steering Committee, DuPage Children’s Museum NextGen Board, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professional’s Network Advisory Board, West Suburban Irish and Naperville Jaycees. Married to his wife Beth since 2004, together they have three young children: Jonathan, Claire and Charlotte. When not at the dais, Kelly enjoys following Chicago sports, playing 16” softball and spending time outdoors with his family.
As he continues his service to his community on the Council, Kelly is using his background in environmental, small business and real estate law to inform his decisions. In the coming years, he wants to see Naperville become a leader in sustainability, including increasing renewable energy and ensuring new developments are forward thinking and incorporate pedestrian and bicycle connectivity, smart technology, green building practices and diverse housing mixes.
Councilman Kelly serves as a liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission and the Human Rights & Fair Housing Commission.
Councilman Kelly’s current term expires in 2023.