Kelly Attridge named Assistant Recreation Director

March 23, 2022

Kelly Attridge was named Assistant Recreation Director during the Perinton Town Board meeting Wednesday night.

Attridge, who was formerly the 55+ Program Supervisor, replaces Nick Berlin, who was recently promoted to Recreation Director.

“Kelly has proven her programming and leadership skills in her role as 55+ Supervisor,” said Recreation and Parks Commissioner Jeff Nutting. “She has grown the senior department since she started, re-imagined it during the pandemic, and built it back up again over the past several months. This skill set will transfer to the Assistant Recreation Director and ultimately, improve the experience for our community”

Attridge started with the department in August, 2017 as a Senior Program Supervisor. She made an immediate impact in that role through increased programs, improved efficiencies, and added services. She was responsible for changing the financial structure to meet auditing best practices and development of a full-time cook position which has expanded our senior meal service options. During the pandemic, Attridge created the Senior Help Line and Curbside Lunch Program. Curbside Lunch provides affordable meals to seniors and has seen significant growth.

Curbside lunches started in June 2020 when the Town – with the 55+ lounge and 1350 Cafe closed due to COVID-19 – needed a way to get seniors a lunch at an affordable price yet stay safe. Chef Preston Bennett’s meals rapidly grew into one of the biggest successes in Town during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attridge and her staff have averaged more than 130 lunches a day and passed the 30,000 mark November 17, 2021.

“When the seniors really needed help, Kelly found a way to get them affordable, healthy meals in a safe way,” Town Supervisor Ciaran Hanna said. “She also ran the Senior Help Line to help seniors stuck at home who could not shop or get their medicine. She created an amazing resource for the community. I’m sure she will carry her energy and enthusiasm into her new position.”