|The Mayor & City Council regular meeting is held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00pm in Council Chambers at City Hall, unless otherwise indicated.|
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 following commissions: Canalfront Park Marina, Capital Projects and 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 has been a resident of Lewes since 2004, when he retired with his wife Lois. 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. Since retiring to Lewes, Fred has served on the Board of The Friends of the Canalfront Park and worked with the Summer Music program held in Stango Park. He is active in the Lewes Presbyterian Church and serves on the Board of Trustees on the Rehoboth Art League. Deputy Mayor Beaufait currently sits on the following commissions: Traffic Safety Management Advisory, Chair; CARC, Ex-officio; Capital Projects, Member
Bonnie Osler - Councilperson/Treasurer
Ms. Osler was elected to City Council in 2012. She serves as liaison from Council to the Lewes Planning Commission and the Scenic and Historic Byways Committee. A Lewes homeowner since 1993, Ms. Osler also serves on the boards of directors of the Historic Lewes Farmers Market and the Greater Lewes Community Village. Prior to her retirement, Ms. Osler worked for more than two decades at the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as well as private sector law practice. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the University of Virginia School of Law. Councilperson Osler currently sits on the following committees: Finance Committee- Chair; Planning Commission- Exofficio; Historic Preservation Commission- Exofficio.
Dennis Reardon - Councilperson/Secretary
Mr. Reardon was appointed to the Lewes Planning Commission in May 2012. On May 10, 2013 he was elected to the City Council. 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. He currently serves as the City Council's liaison to the Sussex County Council and the Lewes Library Board of Directors. He is also ex-officio to the Parks & Recreation Commission, Mitigation Planning Team and the Lewes Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee. He also 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 following committees: Mitigation Planning Team- Exofficio; Scenic Byways- Exofficio; Council Liaison- Lewes Public Library Board; Council Liaison- Sussex County Council.
Rob Morgan - Councilperson
Rob Morgan was elected to Lewes City Council in 2014 and serves as Ex-Officio on the Parks & Recreation Commission & Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Committee, and Liaison to the Sussex County Council & Lewes Library Board. He also serves on the Council of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Lewes, the Board of the Lewes Homeowners Ass'n, and the Vestry of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, and before his election to the Council 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 served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Councilperson Morgan sits on the following committees: Parks & Recreation- Exofficio; Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory- Exofficio; Council Liaison to the Lewes Public Library Board; Council Liaison to Sussex Count Council.