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The Kent County Employee Council advises and assists the Personnel Director, the County Administrator, and the Levy Court with matters relating to any revisions or amendments to the County's personnel rules and other concerns expressed to the Council by the County's employees. The group also sponsors/hosts various social events/programs for employees such as the annual Holiday Social, Holiday Luncheon, and Employee Appreciation Picnic. Employee Council also selects the Employee of the Year.


The Council consists of seven (7) members elected by the merit system (classified) employees of Kent County and serve for a term of two (2) years. Employee Council nominations are accepted each year in January for the expiring terms, elections are held in February when necessary, and the newly elected members take office in March. No more than two employees from the same County department or row office can serve on Employee Council at the same time.


Employee Council
NameTitleDistrictTerm Start
April Durham MemberAdministration August 02, 2016
Beverly Hay MemberCommunity Services March 01, 2013
Pat Orona MemberDeeds Office March 01, 2009
Marti Stansbury MemberPlanning Services March 01, 2012
Earl Briel MemberPublic Safety March 01, 2016
David Whitney MemberPublic Works March 01, 2013
Margo Orlando MemberSheriff's Office March 01, 2014


Council meetings are held each month in the Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 Bay Road, Dover, Delaware 19901. A quorum of four (4) members is necessary before the Council can take any official action upon any matter before it for consideration.



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