Director of Communications
Kelley Mattlage joined the East Montgomery County Improvement District in August 2014, eager to promote the area she moved to in 2009. As Director of Communications, Kelley will keep residents informed about various economic and community developments aimed at improving the quality of life in East Montgomery County. Active in the community, you can usually spot her out and about at local businesses, community events or informational meetings.
Prior to her position with EMCID, Kelley served as Director of Communications & Community Relations at New Caney ISD, Executive Director of the New Caney ISD Education Foundation and, most recently, as Director of Communications at St. Martin's Episcopal Church - Houston, the largest Episcopal church in the nation.
Kelley is also an Emmy Award-winning television journalist. Known to central Texas viewers for 12 years as Kelley Barr, she was the evening news anchor at KCEN-TV, an NBC affiliate, in Waco. She also served as Promotions & Marketing Manager for KWTX-TV in Waco.
Kelley earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Radio/Television/Film from Sam Houston State University in 1996. She's currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication from Washington State University.
She has a strong work ethic, a passion for learning, and a great desire to help others. She is currently working toward Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED) Certification and is a member of the Southern Economic Development Council. Locally, she serves on the Board of the Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM), a faith-based organization that helps community residents in crisis by providing essential resources, like food, shelter and clothing, to move towards self-sufficiency. Kelley is also a member of the Rotary Club of East Montgomery County.