James and Karen Manning of Shelton announced the engagement of their daughter Kelsey Jane Manning to Alex Ribas Chaves, son of Maria Chaves and Amilcar and Jennifer Chaves, also of Shelton.

Kelsey attended Shelton High School and graduated from Sacred Heart University. She is a field office administrator at Judlau Contracting, Inc., College Point, NY.

Alex graduated from Shelton High School and is a carpenter employed by A&E Brothers General Contractors.

A July 2016 wedding is planned.