Kelly Cross was raised in a working class family in West Virginia. He earned admission to Princeton University and followed his undergraduate education with a law degree from the University of Virginia. After living in Washington DC and Europe, Kelly and his husband, Mateusz, decided to make Baltimore their home.
Kelly and Mateusz have been residents of the Old Goucher neighborhood for five years, where they are restoring a historic residence. All the while, Kelly has been active in local politics as a Board member of the Charles Village Civic Association and currently as President of the Old Goucher Community Association.
Like all residents of Baltimore, Kelly struggles with the challenges of limited transit options, neighborhood safety, and civic revitalization. For years, Kelly has championed the needs of his adopted home.
You can read about some of his efforts below: