Born in Mission Viejo, Shelly Blair is a homeowner, neighborhood leader, businesswoman, wife and longtime Orange County resident. She attended local schools and received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in San Diego. While in college, she volunteered as a Sunday school leader and assistant teacher for ESL students. During graduate school, Shelly conducted research at a nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of human trafficking.
Following graduation, Shelly earned her PhD from Texas A&M University. During this time, she also volunteered at the Sexual Assault Resource Center and conducted research at a nonprofit that advocates on behalf of children in foster care. It was during this time that Shelly saw firsthand the power of volunteers to step in where government had failed.
Shelly then moved back to Mission Viejo for the city’s great neighborhoods, schools, and family friendly communities. She works for Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organization that helps members improve their communication, public-speaking and leadership skills. Shelly is a passionate advocate for her city and currently serves on the Mission Viejo Cultural Arts Committee.
As a City Council member, Shelly will focus on the concerns that matter most to residents—public safety, improved traffic flow, and bringing in new businesses. As a current Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce member, she is passionate about building relationships with local businesses. Attracting new businesses, such as restaurants, to Mission Viejo is her priority. Furthermore, as a Mission Viejo homeowner and fiscal conservative, Shelly wants a city that spends tax dollars wisely. Shelly has dedicated her career to making organizations more efficient. She will use this experience to benefit the City of Mission Viejo. Specifically, she plans to leverage technology to decrease government waste.
Shelly and her husband Sam own a home in Mission Viejo and can often be found walking their dog Cervantes on the Oso Creek Trail.
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