Dewey Beach names Bob Stickels as new Town Manager

Bob Stickels named Dewey Beach town manager

Served as Sussex County administrator for 18 years

Apr 05, 2012, Cape Gazette
Source: Submitted Bob Stickels will take over as Dewey Beach town manager starting Monday, April 9.

Dewey Beach — Bob Stickels, former Sussex County administrator and Georgetown town manager, has been hired as town manager of Dewey Beach, Mayor Diane Hanson said April 5.

“With his impressive record of excellence in Sussex County management, Bob brings to Dewey Beach tremendous experience and knowledge and very valuable personal connections that will help our town move forward. We are delighted to have him be part of our community,” Hanson said.

Stickels most recently was coordinator for Kent and Sussex counties for the office of Congressman John Carney. He has special expertise in land-use planning and water and waste water issues and has been responsible for $250 million in infrastructure projects during his career.

“I look forward to working closely with the town council and the businesses and residents of Dewey Beach on the many challenges and opportunities facing the town. Since I am familiar with the people and places that make this community special, I am excited to be taking an active part in Dewey Beach's future,” Stickels said.

Stickels retired in November 2006 after serving as Sussex County administrator for 18 years. After serving as a consultant for two Sussex engineering firms, he joined Carney's staff in February 2011.

Stickels and his wife Janice have vacationed in Dewey for 20 years.

Hanson said Stickels will have an 18-month contract with an option to renew for another year by mutual agreement. He will start his new job Monday, April 9.