New City Manager Selected by Mayor & Council

Delaware City, DE March 21, 2017  The Mayor and Council of Delaware City finalized their selection to replace veteran public servant and former state representative Dick Cathcart upon his retirement in May. Carol Houck, who has served the citizens of Newark for the past 27 years, will join the Delaware City team effective May 31st. Mayor Green shares, “On behalf of myself and all of Council and that of our search committee, we are pleased to have the opportunity to bring Carol on board to follow the fine work of Mr. Cathcart. Carol’s wide range of experience and success in bringing about positive change and engagement among her staff and within a community is attribute that we welcome and will benefit from. We certainly look forward to working as a team with Carol to bring about what’s best for Delaware City.”

City Manager Houck will take a short week off between engagements having announced her retirement from Newark effective May 19th.

“Leaving Newark after so many years and after having worked alongside so many dedicated employees, is certainly bitter sweet. Fortunately, the opportunity to join Delaware City aligns well with my career plans as well as offer a chance to put my leadership and project management skills to work on some significant and direction changing endeavors.” said Houck“. “I look forward to having time to engage in a more grass roots way with the Delaware City community while working closely with the Mayor and City Council to ensure both “Old Town Delaware City” and the recently annexed Fort DuPont get the attention they need, with an eye towards blending their unique offerings in a positive way.”

City Manager Cathcart will continue to serve the community through the transition months and as necessary to bring the new city manager on board. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here in Delaware City and I believe I’m leaving the City in a good position for the future. I am ready to move on to other challenges and opportunities and let others take the reins”, said Cathcart. “The Council and especially the staff have been very supportive. We’ve been successful in starting a positive turn of events for our community. I look forward to seeing what I helped start come to fruition and Carol has the right skills and commitment to assist in making it happen”, Cathcart added.