John Kelly – Board Vice President
John was elected to the Park Board in April 2009. He has lived in Lansing and been married for 20 years to Lisa, and they have 4 children: Elyse (19), Sean (17), Erin (16) and Shannon (15).
During his first term he has served as the Chairperson for the Planning and Bike Path Committees. He also serves as a member on the Finance and Personnel Committee. His goal on these committees is to use his financial background and project management experience to create a reasonable and sound plan to renew and revitalize our parks in Lansing. He also would like to open the lines of communication to the community and expand services and programs that are being requested.
John is currently employed with NOKIA, as a Program Manager. He has over 10 years of project management experience running hundreds of projects for many of Chicago’s Fortune 500 companies. He received his MBA in Finance from DePaul University and his Bachelors in Applied Computer Science and Industrial Technology from Illinois State University.
John is currently presiding as the President of the Magic Tree Resort Board of Directors. He continues to serve the community not only as a Park District Commissioner but also as a coach in the Lansing Lions Youth Football Program. He has participated as a director and/or coach in many other Youth Organizations such as Little League, Girls Softball, Volleyball, and St. Ann’s Basketball.