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Trish Kelley was elected to serve as a member of the Mission Viejo City Council in November 2002. Trish believes that quality of life, public safety, and transportation are the primary concerns of our residents and works hard to preserve and enhance those areas. Mayor Kelley has advanced the expansion of the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, the renovations of Montanoso and Sierra Recreation Centers, and expanded hours for the library. She led the effort to establish Mission Viejo as a Community of Character, and helped to write and develop the program, which won the prestigious League of California State Cities Helen Putnam Award of Excellence. 

Mission Viejo has received recognition as the safest city in California each year since Trish was elected, crime statistics and traffic collisions have gone down, and School Resource Officers have been provided to our high schools and middle schools. Alicia Parkway has been widened, lanes have been added to Crown Valley Parkway, and Oso Parkway and La Paz will follow. Trish advanced and helped to develop our Dial-a-Taxi senior transportation program.

Trish has been a resident of Mission Viejo since 1977. Mission Viejo became her home when her husband, Jack, was assigned as a pilot to the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. The Kelleys raised their three children here, and all were active in youth sports and activities in Mission Viejo and attended schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. Trish has been volunteering in the community since she moved here in 1977. She has served as PTA President at Capistrano Valley High School, Newhart Middle School, and Viejo Elementary School. Trish has also been a Girl Scout Leader, a volunteer with many youth sports teams, and has served at her church, Grace Community. 



Mayor Patricia Kelley

Current Membership Information

Mayor Kelley is the City’s representative for the Orange County Fire Authority Board of Directors, the City's alternate representative on the Board of Directors for the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency, and the alternate on the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency. In addition, she serves on the Southern California Association of Governments Transportation Committee and the Orange County Parks Commission.

Trish Kelley continues to volunteer in many areas. Trish has been the Team Captain of Kelley’s Heroes for American Cancer Society's Mission Viejo for Life since 2003. She serves on the Trauma Intervention Program Advisory Council, the Capistrano Valley High School Foundation Board, the Saddleback College Foundation Board of Governors, the Saddleback College Veterans’ Memorial Advisory Council, and the Capistrano Valley High School PTSA Board. She is a volunteer on the City Community of Character Committee, as well as the Cougars for Character Club at Capistrano Valley High School.

Previously Held Positions

Mayor Kelley previously served as Mayor in 2005, 2008, and 2010. She also served as the Vice Mayor in 2004. Mayor Kelley proudly served as the Co-Chairman for the American Cancer Society’s Mission Viejo Relay for Life in 2006 and 2007.


Term 1 - November 5, 2002

Term 2 - November 7, 2006

Term 3 - November 2, 2010

Term expires:  November 2014 (end of service due to term limit ordinance*)

*Mission Viejo Municipal Code Sec. 2.04.010. Election of members; term limits. 
(a) The electors of the city shall elect council members at the general municipal election held every two years on the date of the statewide general election.

(b) No person shall serve more than three consecutive terms of office as a member of the city council. For the purpose of this section, a "term" shall include service on the council for any period of 731 consecutive days or longer.

(c)  Any person who has served three consecutive terms as a member of the city council shall not be eligible to serve again until the expiration of at least 365 consecutive days after the end of such person's last term of office.

(d) The term limits established by this section shall apply prospectively only to those terms of office which commence on or after June 2, 1998, which is the date this section was adopted by the voters.

E-Mail tkelley@cityofmissionviejo.org