Meet Kelsey

 

As a military spouse, a mother, and chair of the Hastings School Board, Kelsey works hard to advocate for the people in our community and represent their voices at the decision-making table. She is confident, well-organized, and knowledgeable about the issues facing our community.

Kelsey has been active in local and county government practices, working to improve the quality of life for all of our residents. Some of these activities include:

•    Hastings School Board Chair

•    Dakota County Extension Committee

•    Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library Board

•    Blueprint Foundations Board

•    OutFront Minnesota Action Board

•    Hastings Environmental Protectors Member

 

Kelsey has a  Master's Degree in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs and is currently pursuing her PhD. She also has a Master’s in Statistics from the University of Connecticut, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Wellesley College. 

 

Kelsey grew up in Northern Illinois before leaving for college, traveling with the military, and settling down in Hastings. Kelsey is the mother of two amazing children and a proud military spouse, daughter, and granddaughter. Kelsey and her family have two dogs, two adorable rabbits, three gerbils, and 100,000 honey bees.

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Get Involved

Kelsey is up for re-election to the Hastings School Board in November 2021. We'd love for you to show your support and get involved in the campaign. For more information, click the button below. 

Contact Us 

If you would like to contact Kelsey regarding any of her activities or how to get involved, please contact her through this form.

 

If you have a question related to her current role on the School Board, please contact her through the school's website here: 

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