The Sussex Economic Development Action Committee (SEDAC) was founded after the 2007 Sussex County Today and Tomorrow Conference.  That conference focused on economic development and this committee is responding to that need. We are Sussex county citizens interested in taking action to strengthen economic development efforts and bring jobs and prosperity to our community.

This plan is our attempt at a strategy for moving forward. The plan is based in large part on the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) developed in 2006. The CEDS was an open process that used community forums to identify needs and develop a strategy. This plan builds on the original CEDS and offers concrete direction, including timelines and budgets. Your comments, suggestions and participation are welcomed as we move forward.

  • Joe Conaway – SEDAC Chairperson
    Conaway & Associates


  • Walt Bryan – SEDAC Vice Chairperson

  • Kevin Yingling Treasurer
    Business Development Officer
    Delaware Electric COOP

  • Linda Price – Secretary
    Financial Center Manager
    Fulton Bank (Georgetown)

At Large Executive Committee Members
  • Bob Ruggio
  • Bob Wheatley
  • Lillian Harrison
Board Members
  • Joe Conaway

  • Linda Price

  • Kevin Yingling

  • David Root

  • Scott Thomas

  • Ernie Felici

  • Bob Ruggio

  • Chris Weeks

  • Ed Lewandowski

  • Pete Keenan

  • Walt Bryan

  • Lillian Harrison

  • Dean Holden

  • Jerry Esposito

  • Charlie Timmons

  • Bobby Horsey

  • Bob Wheatley

  • Bobbi Barends

  • Mike Vanderslice

  • Trisha Newcomer

  • David Smith

  • Steve Sweick

  • Brian McGlinchey

Ex Officio Board Members
  • Sussex County Association of Towns (SCAT)
  • Dawn Hopkins
    Delaware Economic Development
  • William Pfaff
    Sussex County Economic Development Director
  • Jim Provo
    Small Business Administration (SBA)
Committee Chairs
  • Nicole Minni
    Associate Policy Scientist (GIS/graphics specialist)
    University of Delaware, Water Resources Center