My Story with Kelley Minty Morris, Klamath County Commissioner

Posted on March 23, 2015

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ELGL’s mission is to connect, communicate, and educate. In this ongoing series, local government professionals tell the story of why they chose a local government career.

Kelley Minty Morris (LinkedIn and Twitter) is Klamath County Commissioner and is the youngest person to ever be elected to the commission and will be sworn in for a 4-year term in January 2015. Most recently she spent five years as the Communications and Outreach manager for the private non-profit Citizens for Safe Schools, a violence and bullying prevention agency.

Commissioner Minty Morris is a community leader known for bringing people together, chosen as the spokesperson for both the “Stop the Hurt” campaign to end child abuse and the Public Safety Advisory Committee. She spent 12 years, from 1998-2010, as a reporter, anchor, and bureau chief for NBC affiliated TV stations in New York and Oregon and still freelances as on air talent for TV and radio.

My story begins
……January 5, 2015, the day I was sworn in as Klamath County Commissioner. My story is in the draft phase.
My friends think that local government is…Tumblr_lfm8eotrRQ1qbjimxo1_400_(1)
…..contentious and a little boring, but I’m working on them!
The defining moment of my life was…
…..I’m not sure yet. Ask me when I’m 100 years old.
I am interested in a lengthy local government career if…
…..I can help people.
I aspire to…images
….help make myself, my community and my loved ones better.
If you want to interview someone interesting, you should contact
… campaign manager Bill Thompson, a former long-time Red Cross Director, Emergency Services Manager and decorated Marine who served in the Vietnam War. He is also a train buff and lover of all cats. He’s the most interesting person I know.
I think more people would pursue a local government if
…..they knew how easy it is to get involved. If you’ve got ideas and energy, we’ll take you!
I think professional networking associations are
……vital. It’s all, always, about the people.

I think bumper stickers are
…….a good way to ruin a nice car.
My story ends
……..when I run out of useful things to say or people tune me out. In other words, it could be very soon! 😉
For the next person that you interview, you should ask
……why aren’t more people optimists? There are so many wonderful things in life!

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