Kelson brings lifetime of public service to court administrator role
Posted On : 08/10/2023
Kelson brings lifetime of public service to court administrator role
The Franklin County Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court has named Monica Kelson as the new Court Administrator.
Most recently, Kelson served as the director of the Court’s Juvenile Community Enrichment Services Department and said she wants to apply that leadership experience throughout the Court.
“I applied for the court administrator job because I love working here,” Kelson said. “I saw the opportunity as another way to not only advance my career and challenge myself, but to learn more about other areas and to make sure as a court we are ensuring that everyone who comes here is served in the most efficient way as possible, that they have equitable access to us, and I was excited to take on that challenge.”
Before starting at the Court, Kelson worked at the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Department of Youth Services and at the Franklin County Treasurer’s Office.
As Court Administrator, one of Kelson’s priorities is to ensure staff have what they need to be successful, including adequate resources, training and time, and that good work gets recognized. Court staff have an important job to assist Franklin County families, she said, and ensuring they have what they need is important.
“I hope people know that I am committed to doing the best job possible so we can make sure that Franklin County residents have improved outcomes from their contact with the court,” she said.
Outside of work, Kelson is a big Ohio State Buckeye fan and cheers for all Ohio State sports. She was born and raised in Columbus.