W. Scott Keeley - Town Council
Scott Keeley has been an active citizen at town council meetings since he came to Charlestown in 2006, starting with the committee to install a dog park in Ninigret Park, and continuing with his current movement to citizens’ right to the shoreline. Scott and his wife Regina DeAngelo are mentors to the students at Chariho School’s Incubator Program, and do pro-bono work for local inventors through the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG).
Scott will be new to elected office. He plans to encourage input from constituents in town affairs and to ensure transparency on the part of elected officials.
Scott and Regina are avid cyclists who enjoy the winding roads north of Route 1. Their favorite ride is to Narragansett and back with a stop for dinner at Champlain’s. Scott is a father of three whose youngest son, Alan, a former lifeguard at East Beach, still calls Charlestown home.
Scott is a U.S. patent agent who works with independent inventors. His business has grown over the years into the intellectual property firm Keeley DeAngelo LLP. He and his partner Regina DeAngelo help independent inventors and small businesses with patent drafting, filing and prosecution throughout the life of the patent. Scott holds 13 patents on inventions ranging from guitars to wind turbines.
Scott holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Design from Texas Christian University and did his undergrad work at Syracuse. He worked as a designer in Europe in the 90s and has had fine-art exhibitions in Berlin, Moscow and around the United States. He is a member of the South County Art Association and his sculpture is installed outside the Cross Mills Library.
He was moved to seek public office after years of activism, and a desire for transparency in government.
“I hope to foster a vibrant community in Charlestown. I would like to see more involvement from our young people in town affairs. I’ve been involved in art and cultural events from Texas to Germany and noticed how it enhances a community; I’d like to encourage artists, craftspeople and musicians to enliven our public spaces.
As a patent agent, I work as a conduit between the inventor’s concept and execution. I plan to bring that experience to the town council, listening carefully to constituents to realize their aspirations for an environmentally responsible and economically vibrant town.”