"I have always loved the institution of public libraries, and I believe they are fundamental to a free society. In addition to their vital function as a free source of information and literature, libraries act as community centers, resource centers, and child development centers."
Kelly Smith has had a long career as an analyst, including financial, budget, business and social policy analysis and program evaluation with Pacific NW organizations such as Home Depot, Cambia Health Solutions, and ECONorthwest. Currently, she is a senior data analyst at the Home Depot Quote Center in Vancouver. Kelly holds a bachelor's degree in economics from University of Oregon and a master's degree in public administration from Portland State University.
Kelly is one of two board members representing the City of Vancouver. She was appointed to the position in 2019, and her seven-year term will end on December 31, 2025.