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Why you need to know Kathy Burley, new director of Harford County Parks & Recreation

Why you need to know Kathy Burley, new director of Harford County Parks & Recreation

As a student at Churchville Elementary in the 1980s, Kathy Burley waited impatiently until third grade. At the time, it was the minimum age to play on Harford County Parks & Recreation softball teams. Two years later, she joined the county’s first-ever girls’ soccer team. Decades of softball, soccer, tennis and lacrosse games followed.

“It’s all a collective memory,” she says now in the office where she serves as the new director of Harford County Parks & Recreation. “I have always felt at home on a playing field.”

She grins when recalling her days as the only girl at soccer camp at Havre de Grace Middle School: “The guys...

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