Mayor & City Council
The Mayor and City Council meets regularly at 6:30 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
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.
COUNCILPERSON & Deputy Mayor
Andrew Williams was born and raised in Lewes where his family roots are several generations deep. He and his wife Rita have 2 sons Keenan and Bodhi. An alumnus of Dickinson College and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Andrew is a Director at GlobalData PLC a business intelligence and data analysis firm.
Councilperson Williams serves on the Finance Committee and as Council's ex-officio member on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Public Art Committee, Traffic Safety Committee, and Parks and Recreation Commission. He is also one of two liaisons with Sussex County.
COUNCILPERSOn & Secretary
Tim Ritzert was elected to City Council in the 2020 elections. Washington DC and the northern Virginia suburbs were where he was raised and lived as an adult until he acquired his home in Lewes in 2010 and moved to Lewes full time shortly afterwards. Tim is a graduate of James Madison University. His professional background includes positions in the electric utility and telecommunications industries.
Councilperson Ritzert serves on the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Additional committee assignments include; Greenways & Trails; Traffic Safety; Beach Parking; and the Historic Lewes Byways. He is also one of two council members serving the council as liaisons to Sussex County.
COUNCILPERSON & TREASURER
Carolyn Elaine Jones was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. Her career started in New York City in banking and led to Washington, DC to the fields of academia at Gallaudet University, consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton and quasi-government at the Smithsonian Institution. In each field Ms. Jones held positions that required problem-solving, leadership, people skills and vision. Diverse, challenging positions at the Smithsonian led to her appointment as Director of Human resources with a staff of 100, responsible for 6,500 employees. While in that position Ms. Jones orchestrated policy initiatives that have become standards for federal employment practices. She holds a BS in business from the University of Maryland and an MBA in finance from Southeastern University.
Ms. Jones has lived in Lewes since 2008. Since then she has continued a lifelong record of public service—in volunteer work and civic involvement.
Councilperson Jones serves on Council as Treasurer, on the Finance Committee, and as an ex-officio member of the Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Commission, and Parks and Recreation Commission.
Khalil Saliba founded Saliba Action Strategies LLC in July 2000 to provide business interests, trade associations, and non-profit organizations with targeted and personal representation in Washington, D.C. Mr. Saliba has extensive experience lobbying Congress and the Administration on a wide range of issues. He has also managed all aspects of Political Action Committees along with coalition, political, and grassroots campaigns.
Mr. Saliba has a strong background in government, politics, and working with public policy issues. This includes service in the Bush Administration as a Special Assistant at the Department of Energy from 1991-1993 and a political aide to Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour from 1993-1995. In 1995, Mr. Saliba joined The Wexler Group, a government affairs firm, as a principal where he represented a variety of business and political interests.
Mr. Saliba is active in a host of community organizations and currently serves on the Boards of the of the Greater Lewes Foundation, Beebe Medical Foundation, and St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE.
A native of Lewes, Delaware, Saliba holds a B.A. in History from the University of Richmond and a J.D. from Howard University. Khalil and his wife Marcy have three daughters, Grace, Aly, and Audrey.