Raised in Langford, Kelly has been an active contributor and advocate for the small business community.
A small business owner himself, Kelly lives and operates his business in Langford BC where he has made several valuable connections and friendships. Continuing his commitment and passion for small business, Kelly started and co-hosts the Westshore Business Podcast as well as 27 Minutes with John & Kelly which can be found on Apple Podcasts & Spotify.
In 2016, Kelly was elected to the Board of Directors of the WestShore Chamber of Commerce serving as second Vice-President and New Member Liaison. Kelly was re-elected to that position in 2018 & 2020. Serving as the New Member Liaison, this allowed Kelly to meet hundreds of local small business owners and learn about the challenges they face building the local economy.
Prior to serving on the Chamber of Commerce Board, Kelly was heavily involved at Belmont High School helping to preserve the schools 150 years of history by digitizing hundreds of photographs and creating an online archive for the school. The opening year of the new high school, Kelly was elected to Treasurer of the Parents Association and then elected President for the following two terms. While working with the families and students at Belmont, he was introduced to a wide variety of experiences and challenges along the way.
Being an active community member Kelly’s passion and drive to build a stronger community for families and businesses continues to be his top priority. This is reflected in his years of experience, commitment, and dedication to being a champion for small business and education.
VANCOUVER (October 20, 2020) – As part of their plan to dramatically increase access to affordable child care for parents, the BC Liberals have committed to building an additional 10,000 new child care spaces all across British Columbia.