Cllr. Emer Kelly is an Independent councillor from Ballyforan, Co Roscommon and is the new Cathaoirleach of the Athlone Municipal District.
I am based in and representing the Athlone Municipal Area.
I was co-opted onto Roscommon County Council in May 2021 and have since been representing local people and community groups. I have a background of working with communities prior to my political involvement, so understand the issues faced by rural communities.
I am currently involved with the following committees:
- Roads, Transportation and Emergency Services SPC
- Economic Development and Enterprise Support SPC
- Joint Policing Committee
- Roscommon representative on the Regional Women’s Caucus.
As a young, female councillor based in Roscommon, some of my priorities include issues affecting young people in rural Ireland, working with communities towards a sustainable environment, ensuring farming and agriculture remains in Roscommon and working towards a solution for a housing crisis. I am also a qualified occupational therapist, so have a keen interest in the health system.
I am available to represent you on any matter that may arise.