Kelsey Hornicek is a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, her family has lived and worked here for generations as teachers, skilled laborers, and business owners. Kelsey is a graduate of Sullivan West High School, has a BS in Biology and Environmental Science from SUNY Cortland and a Master’s in Public Administration from Marist College.
Kelsey has spent the past 10 years in the public and private sectors, first doing OPWDD compliance for a private not-for-profit school, then as a government contractor staffing the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery’s Small Business Recovery Program in New York City. Kelsey was tasked with administrating federal grant funds for storm damage from Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee to small businesses throughout impacted areas of New York State.
Kelsey recently joined Civix, a multi-disciplinary professional services and technology firm headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her current work includes serving as a Deputy Project Manager for Civix client, the State of California, where she supports the administration of $1.2 billion in federal funding to address recovery and resilience needs from wildfires, mudslides, and debris flows in 2017 and 2018. Kelsey also supports other state and local governments around the country that are recovering from natural disasters and increasing resilience to future disasters.
Civix has the capacity to provide a full range of administrative, programmatic, and IT services related to the design and implementation of public sector projects. Civix’s Community Planning and Resilience team includes grant managers, community planners, and IT professionals with experience leading and supporting disaster recovery and resilience efforts across the country and bringing equitable, catalytic change to communities through impactful planning. We leverage the firm’s diverse skill sets to provide comprehensive, customizable solutions to clients and offer capabilities for rebuilding safer, stronger, and more vibrant communities.
Kelsey looks forward to continuing to serve Sullivan County, and bringing her experience in both public and private sectors to the economic development of the area.