AWE Welcomes New Director of Communications and Membership

The Alliance for Water Efficiency is excited to announce Kelly Connolly Palmer as the new Director of Communications and Membership. She will oversee the organization’s strategic communications efforts and direct the membership programming.

Kelly earned her baccalaureate and graduate degrees in Social Work from Gordon College and Baylor University, respectively. Throughout her career in nonprofit administration, Kelly has led strategic communications efforts to leverage both digital and traditional media for optimum impact. She has also managed millions of dollars of public funds while overseeing state and federal grants serving marginalized communities. 

Most recently, Kelly served as the Mayor Pro Tem of the city of Waco, TX where she crafted a strategic campaign messaging plan utilizing videos, social media platforms, email campaigns, and her website resulting in a highly informed and engaged constituent base. She championed an increase in living wage jobs, affordable housing, and equitable economic development.

Welcome to the AWE team, Kelly!