Janelle Kellman

Councilmember, City of Sausalito / Center for Sea Rise Solutions
Janelle Kellman is an environmental lawyer, entrepreneur, and elected official. Janelle serves on the Sausalito City Council and was the Mayor of Sausalito in 2022. As Mayor, Janelle worked on critical issues such as housing, climate and infrastructure. Janelle serves on Marin County's Sea Level Rise Task Force, on BCDC's Local Elected's Regional Task Force on sea level rise, and on the Board of Marin Clean Energy. Janelle is the VP for the NorthBay Division of Cal Cities. Janelle also served on the Sausalito Planning Commission for ten years. In 2020, Janelle founded the Center for Sea Rise Solutions, a global NGO focused on coastal resilience and ocean health. She focuses on coastal communities across the United States to create opportunities to take action towards resilience. Janelle is recognized as a global leader on coastal resilience and “the blue economy.” Janelle most recently spent time advancing coastal and ocean health policies and innovation with private sector and government partners in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Janelle holds an undergraduate degree in History from Yale, a Masters rom Oxford, and a J.D. from Stanford Law. She was a two sport collegiate athlete and is currently an avid trail runner.