Kelly Kautz was elected the first female Mayor of Snellville in 2011 and is now seeking re-election. Prior to being elected
Mayor of Snellville, Kelly served as a Snellville City Councilmember for 5 years and briefly served on the Planning
Commission. As the Mayor of Snellville, Kelly is non-partisan. She works with both Snellville's elected Republican and
Kelly was born and raised in the Snellville area and is a graduate of Brookwood High
School. Kelly currently resides in the Summit Chase community with her husband, Robb,
a high school Engineering teacher and wrestling and golf coach at Tucker High School,
and their son, Preston Alexander Knox, who was born at Eastside Hospital in December.
Kelly is the daughter of Tom and Carol Kautz. Carol is retired from a long career in
education. Carol 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 on
McGee Road & worked with Kelly in her legal practice before he retired.
After high school, Kelly moved to Athens to attend 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. The University of
Georgia Alumni Association recognized Kelly as a 40 Under 40 in 2012.
After law school Kelly 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 before she opened her own law office in Snellville where
Kelly is dedicated to helping the residents of Snellville with all of their legal needs.
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 Neumann
Kelly is committed to assuring that the quality of life in Snellville remains a place where her and her husband can raise
their son 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 the City to finish the
positive projects that have been started over the past four years.
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