Elizabeth K. Kellar

Senior Fellow

Elizabeth Kellar is Senior Fellow with the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, having served as President/CEO from its inception in 2006 through 2016.  She conducts research, speaks, and writes about workforce, retirement, ethics, and intergovernmental issues for a variety of audiences.

Ms. Kellar is a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration and has served as chair for NAPA’s Standing Panel on the Federal System. She also served on the American University School of Public Affairs Advisory Council from 2001-2014.

Ms. Kellar is also Director of Public Policy for ICMA where she also has served as Deputy Executive Director and Ethics Advisor.  She led the expansion of ICMA’s funded programs to strengthen management in local governments throughout the world. She also launched a monthly ethics column, was editor of Ethical Insight, Ethical Action, and developed ethics training programs. She served two terms on the Montgomery County Maryland Ethics Commission and was chair of the commission for three years.

Prior to joining ICMA, Ms. Kellar was responsible for community relations for the city of Sunnyvale, California. She has a master’s degree in journalism and political science from Ohio State University.

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