Matt Kelly for Fredericksburg, Virginia City Council

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Even before his election to City Council Mat has been involved in the community starting with membership on the city’s Housing Policy Commission in 1981 and later serving on the first Church Shelter Board as President which later became the Thurman Brisbane Shelter. Since his election, he has been the city’s voice on most all the regional organizations dealing with planning, waste management, transportation, and economic development. He has also served, and currently serves, on many other boards and commissions.

Current Membership on Boards and Commissions:

  • Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) 2002-2010, 2012-Present.  Current and Past Chairman
  • George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) 2002-2010, 2012-2022. Past Chairman GWRC.  Also
  • Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board Member 2004-2010, 2012-Present.
  • Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) 2004-2010, 2012-Present. Executive Board
  • Rappahannock Economic Development Corp.  Board Member, Past Chairman
  • Continuum of Care 2002-2010, 2012-2018
  • Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Board (R-Board) 2002-2010, 2012-Present. Past Chairman
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee 2012—Present Regional emergency response planning.
  • Archaeology Ordinance Working Group
  • Historic Preservation Working Group
  • GWRC Affordable Housing Working Group
  • Fredericksburg Area Museum Board
  • Chairman of R-Board Working Group on Public/Private opportunities for composting and recycling.

Other Boards & Commissions Served On:

  • Historic Preservation Taskforce 2002-2010 Chairman Drafted city’s Historic Preservation Plan.
  • Fredericksburg Stafford Park Authority 2002-2009
  • Housing Policy Commission–Commission Member
  • Toll Road Authority Board Member
  • Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT) 2008-2010
  • Chaplin Group Home Board 2008-2010
  • Parks & Recreation Commission 2002-2006 Swimming Pool Design
  • Thurman Brisbane Homeless Shelter–First President
  • Fredericksburg Arts Commission 2012-2014.

Project Involvement:

  • Affordable Housing Taskforce Chairman 2008-09.
  • Design Committee for New James Monroe High School
  • Design Committee for Lafayette Upper Elementary School
  • Lafayette Upper Elementary School Design Committee
  • Parking Deck Design Committee (Chairman)
  • Citizens Against Gambling Excess–Organizer
  • Organizer–Elected School Board Initiative
  • Reorganization RADCO to GWRC
  • MOU Negotiations w/Silver Cos.
  • Courtyard Marriott
  • Fredericksburg Police Department Design
  • Design/Fund Raising Irish Brigade Monument
  • Design/Fund Raising Potter’s Field Marker
  • Save the Cannon (Restoration of old cannon in front of the Fire Station)

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