Kelley Minty

Board of Commissioners
Title: Vice - Chair
Phone: 541-883-5100
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Kelley Minty prioritizes practical solutions and making Klamath county more efficient and user friendly in her approach to her service as a County Commissioner.


Minty is fully immersed in policy work throughout the state, bringing a rural and pragmatic perspective to conversations around business development, behavioral health, substance abuse, higher education and emergency response and management. Minty is passionate about elevating Klamath County and promoting growth and opportunity for our communities.

Kelley is known throughout the state for taking the politics out of her service; the Legislature and Governor appointed her to serve on several high profile commissions including

  • Business Oregon
  • Oregon’s Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission
  • Oregon Tech Board of Trustees and the 
  • Local Government Emergency Management Advisory Council 


Commissioner Minty also engages with the county department’s she is currently the board liaison to, including but not limited to important services like planning, building, solid waste and the library.


Prior to her service to the citizens of Klamath County, Minty spent 12 years as a television broadcast journalist after graduating summa cum laude from Pacific Lutheran University with a degree in Communication and Business. She grew up in the Willamette Valley and has almost always called Oregon home save for a brief stint working television in Upstate New York.


Kelley believes the Commissioners are elected to solve problems and help people. She’s an empathic leader, always ready to sit down and hash out any issues citizens are having.


On a personal note, Kelley Minty is a regular at several yoga studios throughout the basin and on the hiking trails with her rescue dogs.  She’s a social butterfly who enjoys a diverse group of friends and neighbors, and also embraces quiet activities like gardening and reading.  


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