Kelly Shoaf was elected to the West Palm Beach City Commission, District 1 on March 13, 2018 and sworn into office on April 5, 2018.
Kelly lives in West Palm Beach’s Old Northwood neighborhood and has called our city home for over 12 years. Kelly is actively involved in our community serving as a member and volunteer with many local organizations and charities.
Kelly is the former Secretary of the Old Northwood Neighborhood Association, as well as former Board member of the West Palm 100, Palm Beach County Gator Club, Palm Beach Road Runners and has served on committees for the Marathon of the Palm Beaches and Dreyfoos in White.
A passionate local advocate, Kelly has volunteered her time with the Kaleidoscope Multi-Cultural Fair, SunFest, Grassy Waters Preserve Native Plant Sale, International Coastal Clean Up Day, Urban Youth Impact Back to School Blast and Paint Your Heart Out Palm Beach County.
On the City Commission, Kelly is focused on making West Palm Beach a great place to call home. She is committed to working with our community and first responders to improve public safety, make West Palm Beach an inviting place to work by creating new, high-paying jobs, supporting existing local businesses and identifying solutions to transportation and mobility issues.
Kelly is Vice-President of Purchasing with Chatham Lodging Trust, a hotel real estate investment trust. In this capacity, she works with designers, architects, contractors, and other small and medium sized businesses to renovate Chatham’s existing hotel properties across the country. Kelly has experience in managing large project and managing multi-million-dollar budgets.
Kelly has a degree in Business and Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh and has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Florida. A native of western Pennsylvania growing up in Sarver, a small town north of Pittsburgh, Kelly was excited to leave the snow behind when she moved to West Palm Beach. Kelly is an active lover of the outdoors and avid runner having completed several local and national half marathons.
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