Kelly Ward has resigned from Valparaiso’s City Council due to a family move that will place her out of the 4th District, which she represents. Ward was elected in 2007. She has been the Council’s liaison to the Valparaiso School Board and instrumental in developing a process to select new school board members, attracting the best candidates and keeping the community involved. The mother of five daughters, Ward is also a registered pharmacist and a district sales manager for Eli Lilly. Ward, husband Jeff, and family will remain in Valparaiso.
“We’ve so appreciated Kelly’s service to the community. Her talent and insight have been invaluable. Kelly is highly motivated to improve her community,” said Mayor Jon Costas. A caucus will be held within 30 days to name a replacement for Ward.