Mayor Kelly Jennings was elected to the City Council on November 3, 2020 for a four-year term. On March 7, 2023, Mayor Kelly Jennings was selected as Mayor. Kelly is Council Liaison to the Parks & Recreation Commission, City/CDBG Grant Sub Committee, Capistrano Unified School District, Orange County Fire Authority, and South Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committee.
Mayor Kelly Jennings is passionate about public service and loves giving back to the Laguna Niguel community. Kelly is the Community Life Director for Mission Lutheran Church in Laguna Niguel, where she oversees the church’s operations including its work with six global and five regional charities. Kelly previously served as the elected Director for the Moulton Niguel Water District and as a Commissioner for the Santiago Aqueduct Commission.
Kelly has been a longtime member of the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce and promotes local small business success by serving as a Chamber Ambassador. She also serves as a Director of Sustain Southern California, which advances sustainability and economic growth through innovation, collaboration and education.
A native Southern Californian, Kelly grew up in Long Beach and Huntington Beach. Kelly lives in Laguna Niguel with her family including her husband, John Mark Jennings, and their children.