Seaford: Charles Anderson to succeed longtime city manager Dolores Slatcher

SEAFORD – There soon will be a changing of the guard in Seaford.

City of Seaford mayor and council Tuesday evening voted to promote assistant city manager Charles D. Anderson to the position of city manager effective March 1, 2018.

Charles Anderson

Mr. Anderson, a 27-year employee with 10 years’ service as assistant city manager, will succeed Dolores J. Slatcher, who is retiring after four decades of service with the city of Seaford.

“I am very humbled by the confidence our mayor and council have in my ability and I am appreciative of them placing their trust in me, to carry our city into the future,” said Mr. Anderson. “I look forward to continuing to work with the dynamic staff, that works every day already, to support and promote our great community.”

The city of Seaford employs 79 full-time employees.

“Charles brings unmatched knowledge of the city of Seaford, along with a clear understanding of the direction we are going, now and into the future,” said Seaford Mayor David Genshaw. “We are excited to have him as our city manager and look forward to the great results he will bring.”

Dolores Slatcher

Said Ms. Slatcher: “I have had the privilege of working with Charles for almost three decades and the city would be hard-pressed to find another candidate, who cares so deeply about his community, the elected officials and the employees, and who would be as knowledgeable about its infrastructure and services. He can take off and provide a new direction for the city.”

Mr. Anderson, initially hired by the city as a code department inspector, received his master’s degree in business administration from Wilmington University. He and his wife Laurie reside in Seaford. He has a stepdaughter Nicole and they have a son, Tyler.

A retirement dinner honoring Ms. Slatcher will be held Saturday, March 10 at the Seaford Fire Hall. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Tracy Torbert at 629-9173.

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