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Brinkley new volunteer services manager

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

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.