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Commissioner Kelly has been a life-long citizen of the 2nd Ward.  Ruth was first appointed to the City Commission in 2010 and was elected to her first full term in 2011.
Commissioner Kelly currently serves or has served on:
Legislative Committee for Advocates for Senior Issues
Committee on Appeals and Districts
Committee on Appeals of License Denials
West Michigan Regional Planning Commission
Advocates for Senior Issues Legislative Committee
Appointments Committee (Current Chair)
Community Development Committee
Civil Service Board
North Quarter Corridor Improvement District
Sustainable Streets Task Force
Michigan Street Corridor Steering Committee
Commission Liason
Michigan Street Corridor Steering Committee
Sustainable Streets Task Force
Urban Forestry Committee
Public Safety Committee
Fiscal Committee
311 Customer Service
Kelly has spearheaded the construction of bio-retention islands along Plainfield Avenue. Ruth has a passion for grassroots organizing and believes that citizen participation is the driver of solutions for our city.

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