Brendan Kelley, the new executive director for Fredericksburg, Virginia Main Street (FVMS), is officially on the job.
Kelley is scheduled to be introduced to Fredericksburg City Council on Tuesday at the regular meeting.
Kelley has more than 13 years of nonprofit experience with 10 years of executive experience. He was previously executive director of the Gratiot Area Chamber of Commerce in Alma, Mich. Before that he spent seven years as executive director of the Ocean Grove Historic Preservation Society, which preserved and enhanced the Jersey Shore Arts Center, formerly a late-Victorian era high school in Ocean Grove, N.J. Much of his work has been in economic and small business development, with significant experience in historic preservation. Kelley received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mary Washington, and his Master’s of Public Administration from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.
Kelley is the second executive director of the local Main Street organization, following Ann Glave. Welcome Brendan!