Lee Kelley passed away Saturday, March 10. He was 62 years old.

Lee Kelley was a dedicated public servant, serving Emerald PUD constituents in the Alvadore, Elmira, Fern Ridge, Noti and Veneta areas with commitment and skill.

He actively listened to his constituents’ concerns and ideas. As a strong believer in public power and its ability to transform communities, he promoted it to many. Lee played an active role in helping to shape Emerald’s strategic plan, a guiding document that will continue to define the utility for many years to come.

Emerald PUD’s board and staff commend the late Lee Kelley and gratefully acknowledge his dedicated service to the utility.

Lee served as director on Emerald’s board from 2015 to 2018, and as the board’s treasurer on multiple occasions.