As the Economic Development Director/Chief Innovation Officer, Kelly Kline serves as a liaison to the business community and focuses on creating a strong and diverse local economy. She has worked in municipal government for the last 20 years, dedicating much of her career to downtown revitalization, retail recruitment, corporate retention, and small business development.
Prior to joining Fremont, she was the Economic Development and Redevelopment Manager for the City of Cupertino, and Downtown Manager for the San Jose Redevelopment Agency. Kelly’s work has emphasized public-private partnerships, and to that end, she is an active participant in several Real Estate organizations, including the International Council of Shopping Centers. Kelly is a past chair of the Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance, a regional collaboration to promote Silicon Valley as a dynamic place for business.
Kelly has a B.S. in Journalism and Political Science, and a Master’s of Public Administration from San Jose State University. She is also a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard’s Kennedy School.