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Rados Named Recreation and Parks Deputy Director

The Worcester County Commissioners proudly announce the promotion of Kelly Rados to the position of Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) deputy director. A Berlin native and Stephen Decatur High School graduate, Rados brings 14 years of experience to her new position.

“Kelly is an exemplary employee that’s proven to be an asset to the county,” WCRP Director Tom Perlozzo said. “She brings energy and leadership to the entire staff with her tireless work effort.”

Rados earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and a Master of Science degree in Sports Management from Robert Morris University. She played softball during her four years at UMES.

She joined the Worcester County Recreation & Parks team in February 2013 as a program manager. In July 2016 she was promoted to special events & marketing coordinator, and in February 2017 she was promoted to recreation program & marketing supervisor.

In March 2019, Rados graduated from the prestigious Maryland Recreation & Parks Association (MRPA) Ritch Stevenson Leadership Institute. Participation in the institute is limited, and Rados was one of 20 professionals in Maryland identified as an up-and-coming leader in the field of Recreation & Parks and invited to take part in the institute. 

“I’m honored for the opportunity to contribute to recreation and fitness in the county where I grew up and reside,” Rados said. “I am excited about the growth and direction that we are headed as a department; the new programs, events and tournaments that we are adding, branching out across the communities throughout the county and working with the people and families in Worcester County.”

In addition to her role with WCRP, Rados actively gives back to her community. She volunteers as a youth softball coach for the Berlin Little League. She is a founding member, coach, and board member of the Maryland RipTide Fastpitch softball team. She serves as both the webmaster and historian on the board of the American Legion Riders Post #166, and she enjoys coaching many of her daughter’s sports teams throughout the year.

Rados stepped into her new role with WCRP on July 1, 2019.

For more information, contact Kim Moses, public information officer, at (410) 632-1194.