Board of Trustees

John P. Kelly

John P. Kelly

John P. Kelly


County Commissioner
Ocean County

Commissioner John P. Kelly was elected in 1993 and joined the NJTPA Board of Trustees in 2016.

Commissioner Kelly currently serves as Director of Law and Public Safety for the county. He served as Commissioner Director in 1995, 2001, 2007 and 2013 and as Deputy Director in 1998, 2004, and 2010.

Commissioner Kelly has closely worked with the Ocean County Security Department, the Corrections Department and the Juvenile Services Department in implementing programs for Ocean County youngsters including bicycle safety programs, Internet safety programs and anti-gang programs.

Commissioner Kelly is also liaison to the Office of Engineering, and works closely with engineering staff. 

Commissioner Kelly has served as a member of the New Jersey Association of Counties, and in 2004 he served as its President.

Commissioner Kelly began his work in public service more than 30 years ago when he was first elected to the Eagleswood Township Committee. He served as the municipality’s mayor for 11 of the 17 years he was on the Committee.