Mayor & Town Council
Left to right: Steve Hartstein (Ward 1) , Rebecca Johnson-Dennis (Ward 2), Bill West-Mayor,
Chris Lecates (Ward 3), Bob Holston (Ward 4)
Bill has lived in the Georgetown area all his life. He moved in town in 1979 and married Faye Collins West (works at M & T Bank). Bill and Faye have two daughters, Courtney and Megan. Courtney and her husband Zach Johnson live in North Carolina, while Megan lives in Newark and teaches in the Brandywine School District.
Bill started as a Patrolman in the Georgetown Police Department in 1978 and worked here four (4) years before becoming a Delaware State Trooper. Bill has 29 years of community service for the citizens of Delaware. He has always believed that giving respect will, in turn, get you respect and if you work for the good of the citizens in this community, the citizens will work with you for the good of the community.
Bill has been actively involved in the community. He coached little league and travel softball for approximately 10 years. He was a board member for the Delaware State Police Credit Union and an active committee member for the Delaware State Troopers Association. Bill was awarded Detective of the Year in 1989 by Crime Stoppers for criminal investigations. In 2002, Bill was awarded an Exceptional Performance Award for performing significantly above what would be expected in an area or event that was within his normal realm of responsibilities. He is very proud of his work ethics and looks forward to applying these standards to his position as Mayor of Georgetown.
Stephen M Hartstein
Stephen "Steve" Hartstein is committed to community service. He looks forward to working to make Georgetown the best small town on Delmarva. Steve and wife Debbie (past president of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce) have two grown children, Andrea and Stephen and two grandchildren. Steve has worked in the insurance industry for over thirty years. Since 1987 he has been an owner/partner of the Insurance Market, Inc. The agency was established in 1900 and has grown to be one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Sussex County. In addition, he serves on the Agent's Council of three leading insurance companies. Steve's hobbies include grandchildren, boating, cycling, and baseball.
Chris is a retired educator with 33 years experience. As a lifelong resident of Georgetown, she has been active in many community organizations. She has previously been a Director of Return Day, President of Georgetown Little League, a member of the Indian River School Board and a Planning and Zoning Commissioner for the Town of Georgetown.
Currently she is serves as President of Georgetown Playground and Park, Inc., a non-profit organization she started to fill the need of recreational opportunities in Georgetown. Chris is the Secretary for the Historic Georgetown Association, a member of Georgetown Arts and Flowers, and on the Board of Directors for Sussex Senior Transportation Cooperative, all local non-profits.
Chris is a lifelong resident of Georgetown, married to Bill Lecates and has one daughter, Betsy.
Mr. Holston is a lifetime Delmarva Peninsula resident growing up in Chincoteague, VA. Bob currently resides in the Village of Cinderberry with his wife Barbara. When asked about his interest in joining Town Council, Bob smiled and said “I have made this town my home. I like it here and want the best for Georgetown.”
Bob brings many years of experience having worked for both Northrop Grumman and as a Government Contract Employee for NASA at the Wallops Island (VA) facility. Asked if there were any specific areas he wants to see focused upon, Bob replied “although I consider myself a rookie, everyone’s a rookie at some point, and this is a great opportunity to learn and give back to the Town of Georgetown.”