West Ward Council Member

Dupre L. Kelly

A son of Newark, NJ born and raised in the West Ward, Councilman Kelly is a community leader who leads with dedication and passion. He is a founder of a not for profit, 211 Community Impact and sits on the boards of United Way of West Essex, After School All Stars, Newark Arts Council & Newark Museum Advisory Board. Councilman Kelly Attended 13th avenue elementary a Newark Public school, Essex County Vocational & Technical High School (Newark Tech) and then onto Shaw University (Raleigh NC) where he pledged Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. He also chased his dream of being in the music business and captured it when he and his band mates signed a recording deal and formed a group called LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND that would go on to sell millions of records worldwide & travel the world. Kelly believes that by revitalizing the mindset of the people you can develop a community and foster change through public service. He is a member of Shekinah Glory Church in Newark, NJ.