Kelly Cato has joined the staff of District 6. She transitioned from District 7, after the office closed, bringing a wealth of information, resources, and experience with DeKalb County Government, operations, and services.  Prior to D7, Kelly worked at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, in Human Resources, Information Systems, and Health Services. She is proud to continue her family tradition of public service.  Through careers in corporate America, non-profit and with DeKalb, she continues her “drive” by her “purpose” as an advocate to others and her community.

Kelly loves her Southern heritage and describes herself as an “Urban Southern Belle”.  She is an avid football fan who, although her Alma mater is the University of Hawaii, bleeds “black and red” which she sports frequently during football season as a true, die-hard, “Dawg” and Falcon fan!   Kelly has lived in DeKalb for over 20 years, raising her children, who proudly are former DeKalb County students.  She is married to (retired) Chief Jeff Cato, cherishes her amazing blended family, 3 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, and a grand puppy.