Sussex County selects officers, legal staff for 2018

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County is retaining its leadership and legal team for another year.

County Council Tuesday at its first meeting of 2018 selected councilman Michael H. Vincent of Seaford as president of the body for the eighth year in a row.

Michael Vincent

Council re-elected councilman George B. Cole of Ocean View as vice president. Mr. Cole, the longest-serving member of council, drew a nomination as council president from council colleague Rob Arlett.

“I know this is not going to change anything but as a token of 32 years of service, maybe he ought to be the president for his last year in service,” said Mr. Arlett.

It is customary for council at the first meeting of each year to elect officers and appointing legal staff.

As council president, Mr. Vincent will continue to preside over all council meetings in 2018, with Mr. Cole substituting as the presiding officer anytime Mr. Vincent is unable to attend.

Council also approved J. Everett Moore Jr. to re-appointment as county attorney. Mr. Moore serves at the pleasure of the county council as the elected body’s chief counsel.

Also, staff from the Moore & Rutt and Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze law firms will represent the Sussex County Board of Adjustment and Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission respectively as assistant county attorneys.

Council also approved the following appointments for 2018, which are unchanged from 2017:

  • Delaware League of Local Governments- Michael Vincent;
  • National Association of Counties- George Cole;
  • Salisbury/Wicomico MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization)- Rob Arlett;
  • Sussex Conservation District board- Samuel Wilson Jr.;
  • Sussex County Airport Committee- Rob Arlett;
  • Sussex County Land Trust- George Cole, Irwin “I.G.” Burton.

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