Council Member Kent Keel

Council Member Kent Keel

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Born in: Fort Worth, Texas; moved to University Place in 1987.

Family: Married in 1982 to Renee; adult children.


  • Graduated Stuttgart American High School - 1976
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems - 1986
  • Master of Business Administration in Technology and Engineering Management – 1998


Information Technology Project Manager, Veterans Administration National Office

Personal Interests

  • Roosevelt Heights Church - Ordained Minister
  • Veteran's issues
  • High school sports
  • Housing issues
  • Education
  • Disability issues

Professional Experience

  • Former business owner, twice inducted to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
  • Hosted and moderated President Clinton's National Education Technology Conference
  • Principal in the development of international standards for education software data exchange

Community Experience

  • University Place School Board
  • City of U.P. sponsored events
  • Youth basketball, youth football and youth soccer coach
  • Curtis Viking Scholarship Committee
  • President and Executive Director of low income housing non-profit

Council Experience

  • Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners
  • Pierce County Regional Council
  • Puget Sound Regional Council
  • Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors
  • City Council Finance Chair
  • U.S. Open Task Force Co-Chair
  • Kent is serving his second term on council