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Panelist Bio


Tim Kellar
Hancock Country Chancery Clerk, Mississippi

Tim Kellar was elected to the office of Chancery Clerk and appointed to the position of County Administrator in January of 1996. For more than thirteen years his responsibilities as Hancock County Chancery Clerk have included serving as County Treasurer, County Auditor, Clerk to the County Supervisors, Clerk to Chancery Court Judges, Clerk to County Youth Court and County Land Records Clerk.

As County Administrator his duties have included overseeing Personnel, Purchasing, Insurance, Planning and Zoning, Parks and Recreation, and the Emergency Operation Center.

Kellar attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he received his degree in Resources Management.

His civic memberships over the years have included the Jaycees, the Lion’s Club, the Rotary Club, the Hancock County Historical Society, the Sons of the American Legion, the Waveland Civic Organization, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, the Bay St. Louis Masonic Lodge, the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, Hancock County Leadership, the Mississippi Association of County Administrators, and past President of the Mississippi Chancery Clerks’ Association.

Kellar was born in Hancock County, Mississippi and has lived there his entire life. He is a fifth generation Hancock County native. He and his wife Jean have two sons, Jordan and Evan.

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     02/17 - Black & the Blue

What can be done to improve trust among the police and the public they serve?
Last year’s shooting of an African-American male in Baton Rouge by two white police officers re-ignited a national debate on how law enforcement interacts with minority communities. Nationwide demonstrations were ultimately marred by the targeted ambush of 12 white officers in Dallas and the killing of three members of law enforcement in Baton Rouge. What can be done to improve trust among the police and the public they serve? How can Louisiana’s Capital City productively move beyond these events? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on a special town hall edition, “Black & the Blue” Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Monday, February 20)

Invitation, details and directions (pdf format)

Our panelists will be:
• Fr. Rick Andrus, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Together BR
• Darrell Basco, state president of Fraternal Order of Police
• Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President of Baton Rouge
• Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge; Public Safety Task Force
• Stephanie Riegel; Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Reverend Raymond Jetson, pastor of Star Hill Church host the program. Robyn Merrick with the Southern University System and Bob Mann with LSU’s Manship School will moderate the discussion.
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