New Sussex County Administrator is on the job as of the start of the new year

A new Administrator takes the reins of Sussex County government, overseeing about 500 employees and an annual budget of $141-million.

Todd Lawson became Sussex County Administrator January 1st.  He was approved by members of Sussex County Council last July to replace retiring County Administrator David Baker.  “New Year’s is about great expectations and new beginnings, and I can’t think of a more appropriate time for me to begin this journey with the Council, staff and the people of Sussex County,” Lawson said. “I am excited about the future, and I’m eager to get to work with our talented staff to continue to lead the County along its current path of exceptional service and low taxes.”  Lawson is a Harbeson native with degrees from the University of Delaware and George Mason University in Virginia.  His background includes time as deputy assistant secretary with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Lawson said Sussex County’s many attributes include “low taxes, small government and healthy finances.”  He also praised Baker for easing the transition over the past few months.  “There is always an opportunity for improving ourselves, and it will be my goal as the new administrator to improve our efficiency so that we are a nimble, modern operation,” Lawson said.


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