Mr Kelly says he has the team-orientated leadership skills and vision needed by those joining the Greater Shepparton City Council.
After years of being involved with community organisations, he has decided to run for the second time for council after just missing out in 2012.
Mr Kelly says Shepparton ratepayers have the opportunity to choose nine councillors who will work together as a team for the betterment of the community.
He says there is an ongoing ‘‘perceived dysfunction’’ within the council and he wants to promote a ‘‘united front’’.
Mr Kelly says as a member of many boards and committees of educational, sporting and advocate organisations, he has the government knowledge and collegiate approach to work with other councillors to achieve the city’s goals.
He said he would listen to the community’s views.
‘‘I’ve got years of community service experience, I have the ability to listen.’’
‘‘I look at an issue objectively, listen to all sides of the argument, and make a considered, unbiased decision in the best interests of community.’’