San Diego
Municipal Employees Association

Kelly Cruz - Labor Relations Manager

Kelly Cruz

Kelly joined MEA in 1986 as the Insurance and Benefits Clerk. In 1999, Kelly was promoted to Labor Relations Representative and has remained in Labor Relations ever since. Kelly is currently responsible for overseeing the representational staff at MEA as well as the Stewards program. She has over 20 years of experience representing employees on disciplinary proceedings and appeals, fact finding investigations, MOU compliance, meet and confers, discrimination, harassment, performance reports, special salary adjustments, grievances, conflict resolution, FMLA application, long-term disability and industrial leave appeals.


Kelly is responsible for member representation in the following departments:

  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Police

Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, camping, cooking and gardening.

(619) 264-6632, ex. 110