Mayor & City Council
The Mayor and City Council meets regularly at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Special meetings may occur and are posted under Agendas and Minutes.
Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at Lewes City Hall, 114 E Third Street, Lewes, Delaware 19958 unless otherwise posted.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
theodore W. Becker - mayor
Mr. Becker has been a member of the City Council since May 2004. He was appointed Deputy Mayor & Treasurer in June 2011 and elected Mayor in May 2014. He is currently a managing partner of Stewart Becker Properties in Lewes. He has worked as a program manager for the US Division of Special Education; the U.S. Department of Education; and served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves from 1978-1996.
Mr. Becker has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ohio State University in occupational therapy and attended George Washington University where he studied public administration. Mayor Becker is chair of the Mitigation Planning Team.
Fred W. Beaufait - Deputy mayor
Mr. Beaufait was elected to the City Council in May 2011 and appointed Deputy Mayor in May 2014. He and his wife Lois have been residents of Lewes since 2004 upon his retirement. Fred received his BS in civil engineering from Mississippi State University, a MS in structural engineering from the University of Kentucky and his PhD. in structural engineering from Virginia Tech. Early in his professional career he worked for a private consulting firm and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Beaufait enjoyed a 46-year career in higher education from professor to college president. He was a registered professional engineer in Tennessee, West Virginia and Michigan.
He is active in the Lewes Presbyterian Church and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Rehoboth Art League. Deputy Mayor Beaufait is currently Chair of the Traffic Safety Management Advisory Committee and has chaired numerous ad-hoc committees for the council. During his professional career he has been recognized in numerous Marquis Who’s Who publications and was honored by the Université d’Evry/Val d’Essonne of the University of Paris with the French Government’s award Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques in 2002. He received the Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achieve Award in 2019.
Bonnie Osler - Treasurer and Councilperson
Bonnie Osler was elected to City Council in 2012 and serves as City Treasurer. She chairs the Finance Committee and serves as ex-officio on the Historic Preservation Architectural Review Commission.
Ms. Osler has been a Lewes homeowner since 1993. Prior to her retirement, Councilperson Osler served management positions worked as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the University of Virginia School of Law. Ms. Osler served on the board of the Greater Lewes Community Village and the Historic Lewes Farmers Market.
Dennis Reardon - Secretary and Councilperson
Mr. Reardon served on the Lewes Planning Commission before being elected to City Council on May 10, 2013. A Delaware native, Dennis became a Lewes homeowner in the 1970's and a resident in 2006. He is a graduate of La Salle University and the University of Baltimore, School of Law. He retired in 2010 after 22 years with the State of Delaware and 24 years in private industry.
Mr. Reardon serves on the board of directors of the Overfalls Foundation and the Mid-Delmarva Board of the Blood Bank of Delmarva. Councilperson Reardon currently sits on the Traffic Safety Management Advisory Committee, is ex-officio on the Mitigation Planning Team and ex-officio on the Lewes Planning Commission. He is also City Council's liaison to the Sussex County Council.
Robert Morgan - Councilperson
Rob Morgan was elected to Lewes City Council in 2014. Before his election to the Council, he sat on the City's Finance Committee and Planning Commission. He and his wife, Janice Erich, have owned a home in Lewes since 1998, moving here permanently in 2009. Before his retirement in 2010, Mr. Morgan worked for a private law firm, the U.S. Attorney's Office in DC, and as an attorney in private industry. He graduated from Yale College, Harvard Business School, and the University of Virginia Law School, and serves as President of the Greater Lewes Civic Coalition and as General Counsel to the National Wildlife Refuge Association.
Councilperson Morgan is the Council’s ex-officio representative on the Parks & Recreation Commission, the Lewes Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and the Public Art Committee, and is one of two Councilpersons on the Mitigation Team. He is also one of two Council liaisons to the Sussex County Council.