Former Oakwood city manager, police chief dies

OAKWOOD — Oakwood City Council has announced the death of Michael Kelly, who served the city for over 30 years.

Michael Kelly died on Monday Jan. 10 at the age of 76, the city said in a release.

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Kelly served as Oakwood city manager from 1992 until his retirement in 2002. He previously served as assistant to the city manager and public safety director, Oakwood City chief of police.

As public safety director Kelly provided the foundation upon which the public safety department operates today, said the city in a release.

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Kelly was a part of several notable projects as city manager, including the design and construction of the J. David Foell Public Works Center, preliminary planning for the reuse of the Oakwood Sugar Camp property and the complete rewrite of the Oakwood zoning code.

“Mike was one of those very special people you meet in life”, said current City Manager Norbert Klopsch in a release, “the manner in which he conducted himself and served the citizens and businesses of Oakwood was a role model for all. He will be missed.”