Georgetown, Del., Jan. 11, 2022: Sussex County is borrowing from the familiar, with a dash of something new, in selecting its leadership and legal team for 2022.
County Council, at its Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, meeting, selected Councilman Michael H. Vincent of Seaford as president of the body for the 12th year in a row. Meantime, Council selected Councilman Douglas B. Hudson of Dagsboro as vice president. Mr. Hudson takes the post held by Councilman John L. Rieley of Millsboro in 2021.
It is customary for council at the first meeting of each year to elect officers and appoint legal staff. Tuesday’s meeting was the first of the year, after the originally scheduled meeting of Jan. 4, 2022, was canceled due to the season’s first winter storm. As Council president, Mr. Vincent will continue to preside over all council meetings in 2022, with Mr. Hudson 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.
Meantime, staff from the Moore & Rutt and Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze law firms will represent the Board of Adjustment and Planning & Zoning Commission respectively as assistant county attorneys.