Kelli Curtis has served on the Kirkland City Council for over four years having been appointed in early 2019 and elected in November of that year. She began her career of city service on the Park Board in 2015, joined the Houghton Community Council in 2016, during which time she served as a member of the yearlong Kirkland Housing Advisory Group. As a council member, she chairs both Kirkland’s Legislative Workgroup and the Parks Funding Exploratory Committee. Her regional appointments include the Sound Cities Association (SCA) Caucus Chair of the King County Growth Management Planning Council, member of the King Conservation District Advisory Committee, WIRA-8, and SCA Public Issues Committee.
Kelli worked for most of her career in the technology industry as product manager for companies such as Aldus and Starwave (sold to Adobe and Disney, respectively) before shifting gears and becoming a King County Master Gardener and a Certified Professional Horticulturist. She launched her garden design firm Pots2Go and was featured at the 2008 Northwest Flower and Garden show. She currently serves on the Board of Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville.
Kelli attended the University of Washington, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies and currently works as a consultant and garden designer when she has time.
She has lived in Kirkland for almost 30 years with her Lake Washington High School grad husband, numerous pets, and is the proud mom of two adult children who reside in San Francisco and Brooklyn. Her children grew up participating in many Kirkland recreational activities and worked for the Parks Department as lifeguards and swim instructors. For fun, she enjoys paddle boarding, growing food to donate to food banks, fostering puppies for Homeward Pet, and registering young people to vote.