Council Member District II
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Administration and Staff Restructuring Plan
Kreller was skeptical of Mayor Clay Madden’s staff restructuring plan — Ordinance No. 21-08 — from the outset when it was introduced at the March 25, 2021, council meeting, offering the harshest criticism of anyone on the council.
The City Council voted down Mayor Clay Madden’s staff restructuring proposal at the regular City Council meeting on April 22, 2021, killing the idea of a director of administration post — for now — while giving the mayor a promise to work with him moving forward. This happened while Kreller was out on medical leave.
At Madden’s request, the City Council voted to defer action on the proposal after contemptuous debate at the April 8, 2021, meeting. Again, Kreller was highly critical of the plan as well as the Mayor’s request for more time to tweak the plan, even questioning Madden’s motive for the delay.
Elected to office
Dr. J. Skelly Kreller won a decisive victory over Michael T. Pulaski in the July 11, 2020, election, taking 59.16% of the vote in District II.
In his own words
Dr. Skelly Kreller proudly serves the City of Mandeville and its residents as Council Member for District 2.
He is a graduate of Jesuit High School, University of New Orleans, LSU School of Dentistry, Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Charity Hospital in New Orleans.
He has practiced on the Northshore for 38 years and retired in 2015. Dr. Kreller is Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and is a member of many professional associations.
He resides in Mandeville for the last 22 years with his wife Cheryl and their 2 Old English Sheepdogs, Olivia & Wally. They have a total of 5 children and 11 grandchildren between them.