Kelly Kulikoff is the mayor of California City (Kern County) and a licensed real estate broker, insurance broker, manufactured home dealer, and general contractor. He previously served as a city councilman .
Kulikoff has a B.S. in IT Systems Development: Mobile Applications and an M.B.A. in Project Management. He is also a certified Project Management Professional, Agile Practitioner, Scrum Master, and Lean Six Sigma black belt.
As mayor, Kulikoff introduced a developer fee reduction extension to increase economic development and implemented several internal work policy improvements to move more projects in-house and save more funds . Controversially, Kulioff was involved in allegations of abuse of power, but no official moves were made .
Kulikoff has signed a pledge with the US Term Limits organization to limit terms for elected officials .