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Office of the Secretary


  • DNREC Secretary:
    David Small

  • Deputy Secretary:
    Kara S. Coats

    • Executive Secretary
      Casie Anthony

  • Human Resources Manager:
    Jeanette Hammon

  • Community Ombudsman:
    James Brunswick

  • Public Affairs Chief:
    Carol A. Riggs
The Office of the Secretary provides overall direction, management and policy, as well as central administrative functions including human resources, financial management, information and systems management, business and permitting assistance and public information and education.

Specific programs include:

  • Policy development and program coordination
  • Management and administration
  • Fiscal support and management
  • Legal advice and representation
  • Coordination of special public events
  • Information and systems management
  • Volunteer services coordination

Regulatory Advisory Service assists in identifying which environmental regulations might relate to a proposed or existing project. The staff can also answer other questions about DNREC's regulations or programs.

Pollution Prevention Program (P2) provides assistance to businesses and industrial facilities in identifying and implementing waste reduction opportunities.

The Small Business Assistance Program is a free non-regulatory program available to small businesses in Delaware to answer questions and provide assistance with environmental permitting and compliance issues.

Coastal Zone Act Program The Coastal Zone Act Program regulates existing heavy industrial activities along with new and existing manufacturing activities in Delaware’s Coastal Zone through a Status Decision and Permit process.

Land Use Planning staff are responsible for coordination of Land Use Planning Act and interacting with local and county governments and other state agencies on a full range of land use planning issues.

Public Affairs: This group is responsible for media relations, responding to public requests for information, maintaining DNREC's website and the websites from the respective divisions that fall under DNREC's aegis. Public Affairs coordinates volunteer activities such as the annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup and provides outreach for events such as Coast Day and the Delaware State Fair. Public Affairs also is charged with the quarterly publication of DNREC's award-winning magazine, Outdoor Delaware.

Human Resources: Providing applicant services, through recruitment selection and position management, and coordinating benefit services for DNREC staff are two primary functions of this group.
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