Kelley Zellner

City Hall Staff
Title: City Administrator/City Clerk
Phone: 620-378-2231 Ext 521

Zellner comes to Fredonia from his position as Director of Public Works at Valley Center,

Kansas, a community in the Wichita metropolitan area with a population of 7,300. His

contributions included reorganizing the department, which includes water and

wastewater services, for greater efficiency, completing electronic mapping of all

infrastructure, and expanded employee learning and development with emphasis on

cross-training functions. Prior to Valley Center, Zellner was in Kansas local government

law enforcement positions in Conway Springs and Humboldt.

Earlier in his career, Zellner owned and managed a construction business and hardware

store in Humboldt and concurrently served part-time as a church minister. He has

bachelor's and master's degrees from Friends University and extensive professional

development coursework and licensures related to public works and construction

trades. He and his wife, Carolyn, have two grown sons, Jared and Michael.

Zellner will assume his new position on July 9. "I am eager to become a part of the

community and contribute to its vision for the future in my role as City Administrator."

said Zellner. "My work will be guided by the goal that residents and businesses won't

just enjoy, but will love everything about their community."

Zellner was selected from ten applicants for the position and earned unanimous support

from Commissioners. "Kelley has the qualities the Commission was seeking in our new

Administrator—experience leading a team, public works and utilities expertise, smalltown

values, and a commitment to personal and professional development. We are

excited to welcome him to our community and look forward to a successful

partnership." said Mayor Bob McKenney.



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