Kelli Soyer is the Associate Director for the Coalition for Family and Children’s Services in Iowa. Kelli has worked tirelessly to advocate for children’s issues both, in Iowa and federally. Since its inception, Kelli has been involved with the Des Moines School Board’s Community Legislative Action Team (CLAT), sharing the parent voice on behalf of issues impacting the District.
As a social worker, Kelli has spent her career in the non-profit industry. She has been active in grassroots and community organizing. Her advocacy efforts earned her recognition earning the 2016 Children’s Champion Award by the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children and the 2010 Friend of Children Award by the Iowa School Social Workers’ Association.
Kelli is a native Iowan. She graduated from Johnston High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters in Social Work from the University of Iowa. She is a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) in Iowa.
Kelli and her husband, Paul, live in Des Moines with their daughter, Sayde, a student at Callanan Middle School.
Member Since: 2019
Term Expires: 2023