Candace Dooley

Parks & Recreation
Title: Director of Parks & Recreation
Woman in gray dress with blonde curled hair

Candace Dooley holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business. For 8 years she served as the director of the Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, raising a total of $270,000 for the Town of Emerald Isle and other local charities.  

She joined the Town staff in May 2022.

Professionally, she brings 12 years of direct managerial experience where she oversaw a budget exceeding $2.2 M and supervised 150 persons.  Mrs. Dooley also has small business experience, as the owner of Star Fish Events, a marketing and events company. 

Candace also has a unique local perspective, having served 6 years as an elected Town Commissioner, giving her a good overall understanding of municipal government, finance, and general town operations.


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