John L. Rieley serves as the 5th district councilman on the Sussex County Council, representing southern Sussex County, extending from the Maryland line to the Atlantic Ocean, including the communities of Dagsboro, Delmar, Fenwick Island, Frankford, Laurel, Millville, Millsboro, Selbyville and South Bethany. Elected to County Council in 2018, Mr. Rieley is a familiar face within the local business community and among several nonprofit causes, particularly those focused on children. A native of upstate New York, Mr. Rieley earned his degree in business and economics from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Upon graduating with honors, he eventually found his way to rural southern Delaware, where he built rewarding careers in both food service management and financial planning. More importantly, though, he laid the foundation for a lifetime of faith and family, raising 12 children, with his wife, Lou Ann, on her family’s farm near Millsboro. Mr. Rieley has served the community in various capacities, including as president of the local chamber of commerce and as a 10-year volunteer for Little League. Among his goals as Sussex County’s newest councilman are maintaining the County’s strong fiscal management, protecting the environment, and expanding economic development opportunities through efforts such as broadband expansion.
Southern Sussex County, extending from the Maryland line to the Atlantic Ocean, including the communities of and/or areas near Dagsboro, Delmar, Fenwick Island, Frankford, Laurel, Millsboro, Millville, Selbyville and South Bethany
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