Kelly Kautz was born and raised in the Snellville area and is a graduate of Brookwood High School. While at
Brookwood, Kelly was very involved in the community. Kelly served on several task forces in Gwinnett County
and was recognized as an Outstanding Georgia Citizen by former Governor Zell Miller.
Kelly is the daughter of Tom and Carol Kautz. Carol is retired from a long career in education. She taught
P.E. for over twenty years at Lilburn Middle School where Kelly was the mascot when she was a little girl. Carol
also taught for seven years at St. John Neumann Catholic School. Tom is the former manager of the old
Snellville Hardware and currently works with Kelly in her legal practice.
After high school, Kelly moved to Athens to attend the University of Georgia. While in Athens, Kelly continued her
commitment to the community by working with the Athens Downtown Development Authority and the UGA
Alumni Association and served on the Student Government. Kelly was responsible for producing the
Homecoming Parade, Pep Rally and half-time show while at the University of Georgia.
Kelly graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and
her Juris Doctorate Degree for law. Kelly was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and recognized in both
Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities and Who’s Who Among Law Schools. She is currently
a member of Who's Who for Lawyers and Women.
After law school she was awarded a clerkship in the Northern Judicial Circuit. Kelly then served as an Assistant
District Attorney prosecuting felony cases for Walton and Newton Counties. Kelly began her career in private
practice with WNCW one of the largest real estate law firms in the southeast.
For the past 7 years, Kelly has operated her own law firm in Snellville, across the street from the Snellville police
department. Kelly is dedicated to helping Snellville residents with all of their
Kelly lives in the Summit Chase community with her husband,
Robb who is a high school Engineering teacher and her border collie,
In addition to practicing law and serving as Mayor of Snellville, Kelly works as
an adjunct professor at various colleges teaching graduate courses in
political science, legal studies and ethics and leadership.
Kelly is a member of the Snellville Tourism and Trade Association,
the Snellville Commerce Club, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce,
Summit Chase Homeowner’s Association and the local PTSAs. Kelly is a past president of the Gwinnett
County Defense Bar and Chairperson of the Snellville Days Parade. Kelly is a lifelong member of St. John
Prior to being elected as Snellville's first female Mayor, Kelly served on the Snellville City Council for 5 years
and on the Snellville Planning Commission.
Kelly is committed to assuring that the quality of life in Snellville remains a place where her and her husband
can start a family and where her parents can retire. Kelly hopes to utilize her upbringing, experiences, legal
knowledge and natural leadership abilities to lead Snellville as its Mayor and to work for all of the residents of