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SPPA ALUMNI IN ACTION
  • Alex Greer
    Alex Greer
    M.S. and B.A. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
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  • Andrew Haines
    Andrew Haines
    MPA '03 – An accomplished local governmental leader and elected official.
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  • Chunjing Liu
    Chunjing Liu
    M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
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  • Cimone Philpotts
    Cimone Philpotts
    MPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming career
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  • Gwen Angalet
    Gwen Angalet
    Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
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  • Hira Rashid
    Hira Rashid
    M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
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  • Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
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  • James B. Goetschius
    James B. Goetschius
    Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
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  • Jenna Ahner
    Jenna Ahner
    B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
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  • John Carney
    John Carney
    MPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delaware
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  • Kelsey Edmond
    Kelsey Edmond
    M.S. '14 - OCL program prepared her for success in the MPA program in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
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  • Lindsey Interlante
    Lindsey Interlante
    MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
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  • Mark Rucci
    Mark Rucci
    B.A. and MPA '15 – Continuing his public policy education internationally.
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  • Meredith Rubin
    Meredith Rubin
    B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
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  • Paige Gugerty
    Paige Gugerty
    B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections bewteen healthcare providers and resources.
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  • Paul Ruiz
    Paul Ruiz
    B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's depencdence on oil.
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  • Stephanie Ottino
    Stephanie Ottino
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
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  • Tom DeWire
    Tom DeWire
    MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
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  • Yuliya Brel
    Yuliya Brel
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
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  • Megan Wakelee
    Megan Wakelee
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
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  • Zack Adinoff
    Zack Adinoff
    M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
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  • Jissell Martinez
    Jissell Martinez
    MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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  • Scott Beale
    Scott Beale
    MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
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  • Matthew Garlipp
    Matthew Garlipp
    B.A. '13 - Enabling federal transparency and accountability via open, accessible, and standardized budget data
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  • Merritt Burke IV
    Merritt Burke IV
    MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
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  • Ryan Burke
    Ryan Burke
    Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
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  • Allison Becker
    Allison Becker
    B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
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  • Serita Porter
    Serita Porter
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
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  • Kirsten Jones
    Kirsten Jones
    M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.
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  • Elizabeth Burland
    Elizabeth Burland
    M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
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  • Elizabeth Lockman
    Elizabeth Lockman
    M.A. '15 - Delaware state senator with roote in advocacy.
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  • Thomas Martin
    Thomas Martin
    Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
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  • Savannah Edwards
    Savannah Edwards
    MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.
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  • Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    MPA '17 - Legislative aide credits SPPA experience for helping him excel in the world of politics and policy.
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  • Taylor Hawk
    Taylor Hawk
    MPA '17 - Graduate's policy analysis and research aims to improve education funding.
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  • Evan Miller
    Evan Miller
    MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career
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  • Natasha R. Nau
    Natasha R. Nau
    MPA '12 - Advocating for efficient resource allocation and streamlined service delivery in local government.
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  • Jeremy Rothwell
    Jeremy Rothwell
    M.A. '14, HP Cert '15 - Technical review of all city site-plans, subdivision and building permit applications.
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  • Mark D. Stevens
    Mark D. Stevens
    MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
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  • Angela Gladwell
    Angela Gladwell
    M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
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  • Courtney Mogavero
    Courtney Mogavero
    B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
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  • Janet Sheridan
    Janet Sheridan
    M.A. '07 - Providing heritage preservation services, and cultural landscape research in southern New Jersey.
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  • Melanie Ross Levin
    Melanie Ross Levin
    B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
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  • Dená Brummer
    Dená Brummer
    MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
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  • Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson
    Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
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  • David Rudder
    David Rudder
    Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
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  • Erin Kennedy
    Erin Kennedy
    MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
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  • Tom Friedman
    Tom Friedman
    MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
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  • Mike Morton
    Mike Morton
    MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
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  • Jonathan Kirch
    Jonathan Kirch
    MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
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  • Albert Shields
    Albert Shields
    MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
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  • Kim Gomes
    Kim Gomes
    MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
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  • Erika Farris
    Erika Farris
    M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
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  • Mike Fortner
    Mike Fortner
    MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
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  • Emily Gonce
    Emily Gonce
    MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
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  • Bill Clark
    Bill Clark
    MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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  • Anastasia Kuzmina
    Anastasia Kuzmina
    MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
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  • Barrett Edwards
    Barrett Edwards
    MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
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Mayors & Managers

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Mayors

 Mayors

  • Ken Morrison
    Ardencroft
  • Annie Gutsche
    Ardentown
  • Jeffrey Politis
    Arden
  • David A. Brenner
    Bellefonte
  • Jack Gordon
    Bethany Beach
  • Jeff Hastings
    Bethel
  • David Ruff
    Blades
  • Ada Puzzo
    Bowers Beach
  • Sharon McDowell
    Bridgeville
  • Justin King
    Camden
  • Robert W. Sine
    Cheswold
  • David Letterman
    Clayton
  • Brian Baull
    Dagsboro
  • Stanley E. Green
    Delaware City
  • Michael Houlihan
    Delmar
  • T.J. Redefer
    Dewey Beach
  • Robin R. Christiansen
    Dover
  • Kimberly Hughes
    Ellendale
  • Eric Scott Thompson
    Elsmere
  • Richie Smith
    Farmington
  • David L. Kelley
    Felton
  • Eugene Langan
    Fenwick Island
  • Joanne Bacon
    Frankford
  • William C. Glanden
    Frederica
  • William West
    Georgetown
  • Donald Donovan
    Greenwood
  • Anthony R. Moyer
    Harrington
  • Mark A. Maguire
    Hartly
  • Joni Reich
    Henlopen Acres
  • Angelo Abbate
    Houston
  • Howard Coleman
    Kenton
  • John Shwed
    Laurel
  • Craig Pugh
    Leipsic
  • Ted Becker
    Lewes
  • D. Preston Lee
    Lewes Board of Public Works
  • Glenn Gauvry
    Little Creek
  • James Frazier
    Magnolia
  • Kenneth L. Branner
    Middletown
  • Archie Campbell
    Milford
  • John Thoroughgood
    Millsboro
  • Robert Gordon
    Millville
  • Ted Kanakos
    Milton
  • Roy J. Sippel
    Municipal Services Commission of the City of New Castle
  • Polly Sierer
    Newark
  • Jimmy Gambacorta
    New Castle
  • Michael Spencer
    Newport
  • Walter F. Curran
    Ocean View
  • Kathleen Harvey
    Odessa
  • Paul Kuhns
    Rehoboth Beach
  • David C. Genshaw
    Seaford
  • Clifton C. Murray
    Selbyville
  • Harry Ward
    Slaughter Beach
  • John L. Embert
    Smyrna
  • Tim Saxton
    South Bethany
  • Rudy Sutton
    Townsend
  • Gina Miserendino
    Viola
  • Michael S. Purzycki
    Wilmington
  • Michael Warren
    Woodside
  • Frankie Dale Rife
    Wyoming
Managers

Our city and town managers are some of the most important people in our municipalities. The city/town manager oversees the overall conduct of the city administration in pursuing the city/town’s goals, and serving the will of City/Town Council.

A city/town manager’s duties include:

  • Reviewing departmental programs, budgets, and policy initiatives
  • Making recommendations to City/Town Council
  • Ensuring that Council's directives are carried out (in consultation with Council and departments)
  • Establishing standards and priorities for the civic administration
  • Motivating and monitoring performance to ensure that standards are met, that priorities are pursued, and that high-quality city/town services are consistently delivered
  • Managing a continuing organizational development program to ensure good communication between departments and city/town leaders

City/town managers are often overlooked when it comes time to hand out awards. Therefore, the Delaware League of Local Governments thanks each and every city/town manager in the state for his/her hard work, long hours, and unyielding desire to make their respective municipality a better place to live. We salute you!

 

 

Town ManagerM.GravietBethany BeachBethanyBeachBethany Beach
Town AdministratorPrettymanCMCBladesBladesBlades
Town Manager/Finance DirectorSavageBridgevilleBridgevilleBridgeville
Town ManagerChaffinchCamdenCamdenCamden
Town Admin./Land Use Admin.CallenderCheswoldCheswoldCheswold
Code Enforcement Officer/Town AdministratorBroughtDagsboroDagsboroDagsboro
City ManagerHouckDelaware CityDelawareCityDelaware City
Town ManagerBynum-KingDelmarDelmarDelmar
Town ManagerKoenigDewey BeachDeweyBeachDewey Beach
City ManagerS.MitchellDoverDoverDover
Town ManagerS.GilesJr.ElsmereElsmereElsmere
Town ManagerGreeneFeltonFeltonFelton
Town ManagerTiemanFenwick IslandFenwickIslandFenwick Island
Town ManagerS.DvornickJr.GeorgetownGeorgetownGeorgetown
Town ManagerGodwinGreenwoodGreenwoodGreenwood
City ManagerWilliamsHarringtonHarringtonHarrington
Town ManagerA.RothHenlopen AcresHenlopenAcresHenlopen Acres
Town ManagerSmithLaurelLaurelLaurel
City ManagerTownshendLewesLewesLewes
General ManagerGordonLewes Board of Public WorksLewesBoardofPublicWorksLewes
Town ManagerDeputyMiddletownMiddletownMiddletown
City ManagerNorenbergMilfordMilfordMilford
Town ManagerP.HudsonMillsboroMillsboroMillsboro
Town ManagerBotchieMillvilleMillvilleMillville
Town ManagerRogersCMCMiltonMiltonMilton
General Manager/SecretaryA.PatoneMunicipal Services Commission of the City of New CastleMunicipalServiceCommissNew Castle
City AdministratorBarthelNew CastleNewCastleNew Castle
Acting City ManagerColemanNewarkNewarkNewark
Town ManagerKingNewportNewportNewport
Town ManagerL.VogelOcean ViewOceanViewOcean View
City ManagerLynnRehoboth BeachRehobothBeachRehoboth Beach
City ManagerAndersonSeafordSeafordSeaford
Town ManagerLongSelbyvilleSelbyvilleSelbyville
Town ManagerF.StulirSmyrnaSmyrnaSmyrna
Town ManagerHartmanSouth BethanySouthBethanySouth Bethany
Town ManagerGreenTownsendTownsendTownsend

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