County Executive Barry Glassman has named Kathleen L. Burley as Harford County’s director of Parks & Recreation effective June 20. The county department provides active and passive opportunities for recreation-seekers of all ages and abilities.
In her new role, Burley will be returning to the Harford County Department of Parks & Rec where she once served as a top-level recreation specialist. During her eight years with the department, she managed facilities maintenance and usage, developed and implemented budgets, coordinated sports programs, and collaborated effectively with the recreation councils and the public school system. She was also responsible for grant writing, the recruitment and training of coaches and volunteers, and ensuring a positive customer experience for citizens.
“Kathy will be a wonderful addition to my administration,” says Glassman. “As a prior employee, she is well versed in our programs and has some great ideas to improve our existing programs and create new ones for our citizens to enjoy.”