UPDATED: Rehoboth City Manager Resigns Effective May 6

Sharon Lynn, Rehoboth City Manager / Image courtesy City of Rehoboth Beach

After 8 years on the job, Rehoboth City Manager Sharon Lynn has resigned her position – effective May 6. During her time in Rehoboth she oversaw the construction of the Ocean Outfall project, reconstruction of the new City Hall, upgraded the city’s infrastructure and technology and began the live-streaming of public meetings.

“It’s been a true honor to serve the City of Rehoboth Beach community,” Lynn says. “While we have achieved much in the eight years I’ve worked for Rehoboth, I am perhaps most proud of the staff that I’ve hired and promoted. I feel certain that the next person to assume the city manager position will find a well-oiled machine in place.”

A Philadelphia native who spent the first two decades of her professional career in policing, Lynn came to Rehoboth Beach in January 2014 after serving as the municipal manager in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania, for a decade, and then in Provincetown from 2007-13. 

“Sharon caught my attention from her very first interview in 2013,” says Mayor Stan Mills, “because of her extensive experiences as a city manager and, before that, as a police officer. She towered over the other applicants. I thought then and I still believe today that we would be fortunate to have such a strong professional lead our team. In her more than eight years with the city, Sharon has consistently demonstrated professionalism and often innovation in her approach to staffing and budgeting. She successfully ushered the City of Rehoboth Beach into the 21st century. She can leave us proud of her accomplishments.”

Under Lynn’s leadership, the city has implemented a fully developed five-year capital improvement program and earned for the first time late last year the nationally recognized Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. In 2018, Lynn was named City Manager of the Year by the Delaware League of Local Governments. She also has received credentialed manager designation from the International City/County Management Association.

UPDATED 4:25pm – The Board of Commissioners will be meeting in executive session March 8 to discuss how to move forward.