Candace Dooley

Parks & Recreation
Title: Director of Parks & Recreation

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.  

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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