Kelly Carey joined the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation as Assistant Director in August 2018. She brings experience in community development, planning, and training and leadership. She attended the University of Michigan where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Urban and Regional Studies. Kelly was proud to be a member of the Tau Sigma National Honor Society and graduated with High Distinction and University Honors.
Previous to joining the FCEDC, Kelly worked in management for a restaurant group for six years. She was responsible for developing new training programs implemented nationally. She was part of the expansion team that opened restaurants in new markets. Kelly is proud to have been selected to work and learn with an internship in Disney World through the Disney College Program. She found a passion for community development while working with Urban Neighborhood Initiatives and the Ruth Ellis Center both in Detroit, Michigan. She continues to be involved in the Gaelic League Irish-American Club of Detroit. She is also a member of the American Association of University Women and is active in their scholarship foundation.
Kelly enjoys traveling and has been very fortunate to have traveled extensively for competitive dance, including Irish dancing on the White House lawn. She also loves to go to sporting events, bike and swim. She has three very talented sisters, two nieces, and one nephew. Kelly lives in the Village of Archbold with her boyfriend and their rescue dog, Fiona.
Mia Wenger started her internship with the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation in May of 2016. She graduated from Wauseon High School in May of 2016 and is currently enrolled as a Freshman at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Mia is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a concentration in Jazz. She anticipates graduating in Spring of 2020.
Mia’s work for the FCEDC includes leading the efforts to complete the “Boomerang Project” an initiative to engage young people that have recently moved from Fulton County to other areas of the state / country to welcome the young men and women back to their hometown.
In her free time, Mia enjoys drawing, painting, exercising and exploring New York City. During her high school career she participated in several musicals and performed as a member of the Company C Dance Club and Toledo Ballet. Unfamiliar with economic development prior to joining the FCEDC, Mia is now considering incorporating coursework that includes aspects of the field during her college experience.