Warren M. Kelly vies for Silver Creek trustee position

SILVER CREEK – A lifetime Silver Creek resident, Warren M. Kelly is endorsed by the Village of Silver Creek Republican Party and the Independent Fiscal Party as a candidate for a two-year term for trustee in the village election to be held on March 19.

Kelly is a registered Conservative. He graduated from Silver Creek Central School and went on to study at Genesee Community College for two years in the computer science field. He graduated from Erie Community College summa cum laude with an AAS Degree in construction technology.

Kelly has 37 years experience in the architectural, engineering and construction industries. He has 24 years experience as an engineer II with the Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities’ engineering and buildings and grounds departments, retiring last year.

He has worked as a construction project manager and coordinator for building and bridge projects with the county. He also has 20-plus years experience at the Chautauqua County Home working as a capital building projects manager and coordinator and three years as the supervisor of the maintenance, cleaning and laundry departments.

Kelly has been involved in the community most of his adult life. He is presently chairman of the Village of Silver Creek Zoning Board of Appeals and has been a Licensed New York State Code Enforcement Officer since 1984. He has been a member of Huntley Hose Company No. 1 and Silver Creek Fire Department for over 25 years. He was also an active member in the Silver Creek Emergency Squad for several years.

Presently, he is president of Huntley Hose Company No. 1. Kelly was also a coach/manager in the Silver Creek Little League Baseball program for 13 years. He was a past president and member of the Silver Creek Jaycees. He was a director of the Silver Creek Festival of Grapes for 10 years and is also a member of the Village of Silver Creek Community Development Corporation.

Kelly says he wants to study the village’s departments and to see if it can entertain shared services and leadership.

“In the past, boards have talked about consolidation and shared services but now I feel it is time to seriously take a look at it and act,” he said.

He says he will work to improve the efficiency of village government, support independent businesses and promises to listen and make himself available to the residents of the village.

Kelly said his experience in architecture, engineering and administration will be a huge asset to the village. He looks forward to the challenges ahead that the village will be facing and wants to be a part of moving the village toward a positive direction.

He said he will apply his experience, knowledge and skills to that process and will strive for control of excessive spending and to maintain a tax structure that all the residents can afford.

“I would be honored to serve this community. Also, I will not let politics influence any decision I make. I feel that the new board should be unified and not let political affiliation affect their decision making process. All should be working for the betterment of the Village,” he added.

Kelly resides at 17 Buffalo St., Silver Creek and is the father of two children, Kaine and Kristy Kelly, and grandfather of Roan, Rhys, Grace, Jackson and Ashlyn.