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Lynn Kelly is currently a Senior Vice President for Development at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), a non-profit corporation serving New York City. In that capacity, she oversees the implementation of the City’s Strategic Plan for Coney Island and the management and allocation of $111M in capital funding associated with the implementation plan.

Ms. Kelly also serves as President of Coney Island Development Corporation (CIDC), a non-profit corporation dedicated to making Coney Island a year-round, world-class recreational oceanfront destination through business development, job creation, new housing and unique cultural events. In this role, she is responsible for the general management and day-to-day activities of CIDC which includes administration of a $400,000 operational budget and associated staff.

Ms. Kelly first joined NYCEDC in 2001. She managed a portfolio of over 20 strategic planning, commercial development projects and land sales in Brooklyn and Staten Island of more than $50 million.

Earlier, Ms. Kelly spent five years as Deputy Director to the Art Commission of the City of New York, a mayoral design review agency responsible for reviewing and approving all works of art, architecture and landscape architecture in New York City. She also held a position in Government and Community Relations at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Ms. Kelly is a native New Yorker that is proud to call Brooklyn home. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and a Bachelor of Arts in Metropolitan Studies, from New York University’s College of Arts and Science.

Lynn Bodnar Kelly
Lynn Bodnar Kelly
Masters of Public Administration
New York University

Bachelor of Arts, Metropolitan Studies

New York University


Brooklyn, New York