Commissions and Committees 

(302) 653-9231

(302) 653-3492



Audit Committee 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Haw-Young, Dawn Chairperson
Slaughter, Renee
Cosgrove, Christine
Stulir, Gary Manager of Accounting & Business Services (302) 653-9231

Board of Adjustment 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Slaughter, Rodney Chairperson
Veit, James (Term 2020) (302) 659-3733
Wright, Sharon
Riddagh, Robert
Newnam, Dwayne
Abbott, Wilmer Staff

Board of Assessors 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Whitaker, William Chairperson (302) 653-8034
Slaughter, Rodney
Vacant, Position
Markow, James Information Systems Manager (302) 653-9231

Business Development Subommittee 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Downes, Richard Chairperson
Carter, Temple (302) 653-7133
Richichi, Joseph (302) 623-7421
Augustine, Kathryn E. Delaware Homes Real Estate (302) 387-2226
Wood, Norman E. Police Chief (302) 653-9217

Charter Review Committee 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Johnson, Robert Council - At Large (2015- 2018) (302) 653-8424 / Cell (302) 540-3082
Embert, John Councilman - At Large (2013- 2016) (302) 659-0469 / Cell (302) 670-0549
Masten, Joanne Mayor (302) 653-6235 / Cell (302) 270-1747

Contract Negotiating Committee 

Smyrna, DE 19977


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Johnson, Robert C. Chairperson / Council
Retzlaff, Peter Council
Masten, Joanne Mayor (302) 653-6235 / Cell (302) 270-1747
Stulir, Gary Manager of Accounting & Business Services (302) 653-9231

Economic Development Committee 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Brown, Regina Chairperson (302) 670-8333
Masten, Joanne Mayor
Richichi, Joseph (302) 632-7421
Sutter, Jennifer
Downes, Richard (302) 653-9796
Zerefos, Evie
Ide, Ed
Carter, Temple (302) 653-7133
Spiegelman, Chuck

Election & Registration Board 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Ruben, Richard A. Chairperson (302) 223-1704
Clough, Kathy (302) 653-2537
Cook, Beryl (302) 659-1048
Kaltenbaugh, Mary Lou (302) 659-5759
Truax, Nancy (302) 653-9409
Altieri, Anne Alternate (302) 653-0480
McNeal, Gerri Alternate (302) 653-4152
Markow, James Staff (302) 653-9231

Ethics Commission 

P.O. Box 323
Smyrna, DE 19977


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Robinson, Alan Chairperson (Term 2020) (302) 653-9195
Hudson, S. Chris (Term 2019)
Barkley, Ginger (Term 2018) (302) 653-5971
Cubbage, James (Term 2017) (302) 653-9726
Szewczyk, Margaret (Term 2016) (302) 653-7164

Finance Committee 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Retzlaff, Pete Council / Chairperson (302) 381-0592
Embert, John Council
DeBock, Jerry
Haw-Young, Dawn (302) 672-5516
Newnam, Robert P.
Stulir, Gary Manager of Accounting & Business Services (302) 653-9231

Historic District Review Board 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Reed, Michael Chairperson (2018) (302) 659-1212
Wolfe, James (Term 2018) (302) 653-3703
Mattson, Jeannie (Term 2016) (302) 653-8810
Snow, Margaret (Peggy) (Term 2017) (302) 653-8297
Keen, Robert (Term 2017) (302) 653-8471
Abbott, Wilmer Staff

Housing Code Board of Appeals 

Smyrna, DE 19977


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Keen, Brooks Chairperson (Term 2020) (302) 363-2904
Sheridan, Joseph (Term 2017) (302) 653-6010
Manley, Gerald (Term 2017)
Faulkner, Keith (Term 2017)
Hudson, S. Chris (Term 2017)
DeLorimier, Tom KCI Technologies

IT Committee 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Pope, Alvin Chairperson / Council
Retzlaff, Peter Council
Merrill, Robert S.
Hickey, Joseph
Duarte, Alex
Markow, James Staff

Personnel Committee 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Retzlaff, Peter Council
Brown, Regina (302) 670-8333
Knotts, Frank
Johnson, Robert Council

Planning & Zoning Commission 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Newnam, Robert P. Chair (Term 2021) (302) 653-4186
McGrath, Michael (Term 2019) (302) 653-4120
Reed, Michael (Term 2018) (302) 659-1212
Wolfe, James A. (Term 2020) (302) 653-3707
Abbott, Wilmer Staff

Public Safety Committee 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Embert, John Chairperson / Council
Thornton, Larry (302) 653-8917
Cubbage, James (302) 653-9726
Mood, Gerald Citizens' Hose Company (302) 653-6852
Ambulance, American Legion (302) 653-6465
Wood, Norman Chief of Police (302) 653-9217

Shade Tree Commission 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
White, Valerie M. Council / Chairperson (302) 653-6516
Embert, John Council (302) 659-0469 / Cell (302) 670-0549
Schlieder, Quentin
Fagioletti, Lisa Term 2019
Fox, Kevin Electric Dept. (302) 359-0633

Smyrna Slum Clearance and Redevelopment Authority 

Smyrna, DE 19977


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Newill, Maria Term 2021
Thomas, David Term 2018 (302) 423-2460
Merrill, Robert H. Term 2019 (302) 653-6809
Hawkins, Jim Term 2017
Bryson, Rick Term 2020 (302) 242-1816

Utility Committee 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Johnson, Robert Chairperson / Council (302) 653-8424 / Cell (302) 540-3082
DeFeo, Tony
Hebert, Conrad (302) 653-7164
Merrill, Robert (302) 659-1266
Ide, Ed
Curtis, David
Evans, Bill Staff (302) 653-9231