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As the newest member of the Westlake Village City Council, Kelly Honig is ready to hit the ground running. Since 1992, Kelly has lived in the Conejo Valley and has been a resident of Westlake Village since 2001. Her longtime history with our community has provided her with the background and inspiration to build upon the great success of Westlake Village.

Born and raised in Sacramento, Kelly attended UC Davis and the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. She practiced Maritime Law for 14 years before deciding the workload of a lawyer wasn’t what she wanted in life. Hearing a greater calling to community service, she served several years as the director of development for Saint Patrick’s Day School in Thousand Oaks and was the vice president for fundraising and chair of the Direct Donation Program at White Oak Elementary where her children attended.

She has been married to her husband Keith Honig for 26 years. Her son, Charles, is an Agoura High School graduate currently attending University of Oregon and her daughter, Meredith, is a senior at La Reina High School. Kelly is a big fan of sports, specifically tennis, baseball and basketball and is a Dodgers and Red Sox fan. In fact, Kelly’s love for playing tennis at Westlake Athletic Club is just one of the reasons she chose to make Westlake Village her home town.

Prior to her election to City Council last November, Kelly served as the vice chair of the City of Westlake Village’s Cultural Recreation Advisory Board. That board provides guidance to the Westlake Village City Council about the recreational opportunities in the city, including the Summer Concert Series, Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks, the Westlake Village Reads Program and the City Celebration. She also served on the steering committee for the new Westlake Village Community Park.

Kelly has many ideas for how to continue to make Westlake Village a great place to live, but also praises the great work that existing and previous staff and councilmembers have done to make Westlake so wonderful. Some of her goals include making Westlake Village a more walkable town, beginning with a passive use park on Lindero Canyon Boulevard, as well as finding funding to extend the parking lot at the base of Westlake Community Park. Kelly also believes the city can accomplish the redevelopment of the former Westlake Hospital site and create a project that will be both beneficial to the property owner and the city, but also something local residents will want to have in their backyard.

Kelly says the job of city councilmember is much bigger than she anticipated. “I have a lot of respect for the other councilmembers,” she said. “You have to know a lot more about everything. Budgetary things, public safety, water issues, tree issues and more. The breadth and depth is far greater than people think.”

Finally, she thanks the citizens of Westlake Village for electing her. “I am excited to have been elected and will work to make Westlake Village a town full of opportunities for active and involved citizens,” she said.

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