Kelly grew up in Anderson Township, attended McNicholas High School
and went on to graduate from Northern Kentucky University with
a bachelors degree in business management. He currently
owns a small business with his dad, a resident of Legendary Run.
Nicks involvement in small business at an early age is where
he learned the importance of hard work and dedication. These skills
have guided him over the years and have led him to be an advocate
of open communication, fiscal responsibility and responsible township
development since moving to Pierce Township in 2011.
after moving to Pierce Township, Nick organized a meeting with
his neighbors in Country Club Estates to discuss the multiple
break-ins that had been occurring in the neighborhood. With the
help of a retired detective, Nick was able to engage the residents
in an open and honest dialogue to help protect the homeowners
in the area. Subsequent to the meeting, Nick formed a neighborhood
watch program and established an email list for the neighborhood,
which is used to quickly and effectively communicate critical
safety and social matters.
2014, Nick was approached by several neighbors to serve as the
HOA President for Country Club Estates. He was elected shortly
thereafter, and has been leading the neighborhood by solving problems,
administering dues and ensuring the communal areas are well-kept.
He continued this quest to improve the neighborhood by becoming
a more active citizen in Pierce Township. Nick fought to prevent
undesirable development in the township with the Sterling Ridge
and Stillmeadow properties. This persistent passion for leadership
and service is what drove Nick to run for Pierce Township Trustee.
Nick hopes that his continued dedication to the community will
serve as a means to create positive change within the township
by ensuring open communication, fiscal responsibility and responsible
Nick and his wife, Laura, have been married for five years and
are the proud parents of one son, Owen.
The citizens of Pierce Township recently became very outspoken
regarding certain developments, especially the Sterling Ridge
proposed development. It is my opinion that the issue required
too large a number of passionate neighbors before the trustees
took action. I believe the townships elected officials should
be looking to the collective voice of the community to see what
type of development is important to its constituents. The township
should not need to settle for making zoning changes that facilitate
undesirable development for the primary purpose of generating
tax revenue. As a citizen and prospective Trustee, I want to advocate
for development that will increase property value and enhance
the desirability of the community for other business owners and
I believe in reduced government spending wherever possible. With
the loss of revenue from Beckjord, it is imperative that spending
is controlled. The cut in spending should be thoughtful and deliberate.
I believe this can be done by looking at each expenditure on a
line-by-line basis and considering the best and most effective
way to spend tax dollars.
Open Communication & Transparency
Having a community that works together and values each others
opinions and input is very important to me. Transparency starts
at the top with the dispersal of information in a way that it
is easily attainable for the average resident. It is important
that residents know when township meetings are being held and
what will be covered in upcoming meetings. In fact, I have approached the township and am
eager to work with the townships IT contractor to enhance the
functionality of the township website. Its also important
that opinions and/or concerns voiced by residents are heard and
embraced whether they attend township meetings regularly or not.
The township has an abundance of valuable experience, knowledge
and expertise amongst its residents, and these skills should
be utilized and embraced it to their fullest potential. As a trustee,
I would ensure that this is done by providing accessible lines
of communication between the trustees and their constituents.