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Andrew Haines Named 2021 Town Manager of the Year!

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
Andrew Haines, 2021 DE Town Manager of the Year

Smyrna Town Manager Andrew Haines, flanked by Vice-Mayor/Councilmember Valerie Forbes (L) and Mayor Robert Johnson (R), is the 2021 Delaware Town Manager of the Year

Delaware League of Local Governments (DLLG) has named Andrew Haines, Town Manager of Smyrna, Delaware as the 2021 Delaware city/town manager of the year.

Haines was nominated for the award by Town of Smyrna Mayor Robert C. Johnson. Mayor Johnson stated that, “Andrew has proven himself to be a professional, courteous, positive, and forward-thinking member of our team and a resourceful representative for our town. He works to create an atmosphere of open communication and accountability in all levels of management and staffing. While prioritizing the need to keep Smyrna’s hometown charm and values, Andrew seeks to modernize growth for the town. He has effectively and professionally managed what has been one of the most challenging years for health and safely for our community.”

Haines was presented the award on September 23, 2021, at the DLLG Annual Dinner and Awards Meeting in Dover. Smyrna Town Manager Haines is flanked by Vice-Mayor/Councilmember Valerie Forbes (R) and Mayor Robert C. Johnson (L)Smyrna Town Manager Haines is flanked by Vice-Mayor/Councilmember Valerie Forbes (R) and Mayor Robert C. Johnson (L)

The award is presented by the DLLG each year to acknowledge Delaware managers who have made exceptional contributions to their community and profession.

Haines has over 13 years’ experience in local government administration, and has served as the Town of Smyrna’s Town Manager since June 2020. Previously, Haines was Township Manager for Middletown, Pennsylvania and the Deputy City Manager of Newark, Delaware. He holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Delaware and undergraduate degree from Ursinus College.