2022 National Award for Community Engagement


Conni Fennell-Burley
Archway Professional – Washington County
603 S Harris Street
Sandersville, GA 31082

Conni Fennell-Burley joined the Archway Partnership in January 2016 and serves as the Archway professional for Washington County.

Following graduation from the University of Georgia with a bachelor of science, Conni began her career as assistant director of orientation and admissions. She later served in the private sector as the director of public relations and promotions for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, promoting tourism and golfing in Myrtle Beach, S.C., throughout the United States and in Europe. Conni has specialized in various business development, marketing, management and sales positions during her career in the public and private sectors. She was in upper management for Woods-N-Water Inc., an outdoor recreation and land-management company; for Mary Kay Cosmetics, where she earned the use of five free cars; and for Sweat and Associates, LLC, a Certified Public Accounting and investment firm.

Conni is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Georgia, the Georgia Academy of Economic Development and the UGA Public Service and Outreach Facilitation Academy. She is pursuing a Master of Public Administration. Conni serves as a member of two local boards of directors in Washington County.

Conni lives in Tennille, Georgia, with her husband Blaine and their three children, Blaize (a graduate of UGA), Brandt (a student at UGA) and Brock (a high school student).