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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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