Village Manager

Jim Kelly in black suit and blue tie
I am convinced that the Village of North Palm Beach is “The Best Place to Live Under the Sun!”  I was appointed Village Manager in June 2014 and love the Village and all that it has to offer.

I moved to Palm Beach County in 1973, and I am still thankful to be able to enjoy the sunshine and beauty of Florida everyday. On a personal note, I have been married to my wife Vicki, for 38 years (39 in October). We have three children, and eight  grandchildren.

Professionally, I attended the Police Academy in 1975, and began my career in law enforcement as a Palm Beach County Park Ranger. In 1978, I was hired by the Palm Beach County School District as one if its first four school-based police officers. In 1979, I received my B.A. degree in criminal justice from Florida Atlantic University. By 1982, I was the assistant chief when I decided to attend law school. In 1985, I was admitted to the Florida Bar, and practiced as a Personal Injury Defense Attorney. In 1989, I became the Chief of the Palm Beach County School District Police Department.

During my 23 years as the Chief of Police I was able to expand and hone my skills as a leader, communicator, facilitator and consensus builder. I believe that these skills will help me to ensure that you, the residents of the Village of North Palm Beach, are provided with the highest quality of service, traditions and amenities. I look forward to getting to know you and the community in the coming years.
Jim Kelly
Village Manager