Kelly Sell served on the City’s Planning Commission from 1985 through 1987, and again from 1988 through 1989. During that time he also served as the Planning Commission member of the Board of Adjustment. In a special election held in December of 1989, Sell was elected to fill a vacancy on the City Council in Ward I.
He was subsequently elected to the City Council in November 1990 and served through 1994. In January of 2006 the Mayor appointed Sell to fill a vacancy on the City Council in Ward IV. Kelly Sell was elected in November 2006, 2010 and 2014. His current term runs through 2022.