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Post 5: Kelly Stewart  

Council member Kelly StewartMayor Pro Tem and Council member Kelly Stewart took the oath of office on Jan. 6, 2014, for a second term for Post 5.

Stewart has served at the local, state and federal levels of government. She was first elected to the Johns Creek City Council in 2010, and was re-elected without opposition in 2013. She has also worked as a county administrator. At the state level, Gov. Nathan Deal in 2013 appointed her to the Board of Directors for the Department of Juvenile Justice, and she worked in the University System of Georgia. At the federal level, Stewart worked on Capitol Hill at the U.S. House of Representatives.

Stewart's community activities include working with United Way, Salvation Army, and the Wounded Warrior Project. She received a governor's citation for her volunteer work with Junior Achievement.

Stewart also served as the inaugural president of Buckhead Republican Women, and she and her husband, Tom, are members of the Chairman's Council of the Fulton County Republican Party. Stewart currently sits on the Board of Directors for Israel Bonds, a company promoting investment in Israel, and she is a member of multiple pro-Israel organizations.

Stewart is vice president of Human Resources for the Lucas Group, a national executive search firm headquartered in Atlanta. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management.

A Georgia native, Stewart received her master's degree in City Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology with specializations in Economic and Land Development. She holds a bachelor's degree in Public Administration from Brenau University, and earned an associate's degree in Psychology from Gainesville College. She is a recorded pianist, singer and songwriter. She and her husband are members of First Baptist Church Atlanta, where Stewart sings in the Atlanta Worship Choir.