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Brinkley new volunteer services manager

8/15/13

WORCESTER COUNTY–Kelly Brinkley has been named the new Worcester County volunteer services manager.

Brinkley earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Wesleyan College in Georgia. She has extensive experience working with school systems and diverse nonprofit agencies.

Brinkley currently acts as the parent coordinator for the Wicomico County Middle Schools STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program. She also provides financial management counseling in the community with Oak Ridge Baptist Church. She has served as the Tiger Woods Foundation’s admissions chairman for the annual AT&T National Golf Tournament in Bethesda, served on the Delmarva Chicken Festival committee, and chaired both the annual Memory Walk for the Alzheimer’s Association and the scholarship fund for Camp Odyssey. She served as member of the Wicomico County Chamber of Commerce marketing committee and volunteered with HALO Ministries, a faith based ministry providing programs and services for the homeless.

“Working with nonprofits, developing school partnerships, fundraising, memory walks and church ministries have all prepared me to serve Worcester County as the new volunteer services manager,” Brinkley said. “It’s all given me a good perspective on the needs of both citizens and employees in the community. I understand the need for these fundamental services, because I’ve immersed myself in their causes, and there is a real need for volunteers working together in these diverse arenas to keep our communities moving forward and thriving. Volunteers are part of why the quality of life here on the Eastern Shore can’t be beat.”

Brinkley took over for former Volunteer Services Manager Cyndy Howell who retired June 30. Before joining Worcester County, she worked at the One Stop Job Market in Salisbury in the Employment Division of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. She and her husband, Bobby, have two children, Morgan and Austin. The mission of Volunteer Services is to involve residents in local government by promoting volunteerism by both individuals and groups. The department recruits, trains and supervises more than 500 volunteers serving in various departments and agencies throughout Worcester County. The goal of volunteer services is to build and sustain stronger and more viable communities.

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