Kelly Kline, Chief Innovation Office, City of Fremont

Kelly Kline, Chief Innovation Office, City of Fremont

kellyKelly Kline has worked in municipal government for over 20 years, focusing much of her career on business development, urban revitalization, and public/private partnerships.

As the Economic Development Director and Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Fremont, Kelly serves as a partner with the business community in creating a strong and diverse local economy that fosters growth and innovation. Fremont’s efforts to become more “strategically urban” is forging new ground in how a suburban community can embrace employment-focused development, public amenities, and greater density near transit.

Kelly has spearheaded the promotion of the Fremont Innovation District which will soon be home to BART’s newest station in Warm Springs. Plans call for 20,000 jobs and 4,000 housing units to join existing anchors including Tesla Motors, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Seagate Technology. Fremont’s advanced manufacturing sector includes almost 900 companies with a high concentration in the Cleantech and Life Sciences industries.

Kelly has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. You can follow her on Twitter, @kellyhkline and on the Fremont blog, “Takes from Silicon Valley East”.