For over twenty-five years, McKee has been a member of the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln, serving as past president of the executive board and chairman of the endowment committee.
During his time on the Cumberland, Rhode Island Town Council (1992–1998), McKee was also a basketball coach, coaching groups of boys and girls at all levels, culminating in two State AAU Basketball Champions in 1998 and 2000.
He served six terms as Cumberland’s Mayor. McKee worked with state and federal officials in the aftermath of Cumberland’s historic spring flooding to minimize the damage; and he is steering Cumberland through Rhode Island’s unprecedented economic downturn.
In 2008, McKee worked with mayors across the state to pass a law allowing for the creation of new, regional, mayor-governed and highly autonomous public schools known as “Mayoral Academies.” In 2009 and 2010 McKee again helped organize mayors and education advocates to enact a new education funding policy.