Michael “Mike” W. Kelley is a lifelong resident of Imperial County and a graduate of Imperial Valley College and San Diego State University, Imperial Valley Campus. Mike has been employed by the County of Imperial for the past 49 years; 10 years at Probation and Corrections as Juvenile Detention Officer, Deputy Probation Officer, Assistant Superintendent Juvenile Hall, Superintendent Juvenile Hall, and Director of Juvenile Facilities, and 10 years as Court Administrator/Jury Commissioner for Superior and Municipal Courts of Imperial County, 17 years as Chief Probation Officer, and 12 years as a member of the Board of Supervisors for District 3.
Mike will serve his fourth term as Board of Supervisor including three times as Chairman of the Board. Mike serves as the President for California Association Local Agency Formation Commissions (CALAFCo) and Chairman for the local, Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). Since 2013, Mike has served as the Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC) representative for the County of Imperial. Mike has served as Mayor and Council member for the City of Imperial, and as past Chairman of Imperial Valley Association of Governments. His extensive and successful experience in the administration of personnel and multi-million dollar budgets has served his community well.
Mike is heavily involved in his community. His most rewarding experience has been coaching team sports such as T-ball, Farm League Baseball, Little League Baseball, Soccer and Pop Warner Football.
As a father and grandfather of children living in Imperial County, Mike is committed to preserving our quality of life and retaining the history and traditions of Imperial County making it a better and safer place to live for generations to come. He will strive to protect Imperial County resources including our water, farmland, air quality, environment, education, health, recreation and our citizens by addressing all issues with a fair, honest and balanced approach.