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Mayor & Council

Council Members

Bill West

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 ten 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 ethic 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. Also, he serves on the Agent's Council of three leading insurance companies. Steve's hobbies include grandchildren, boating, cycling, and baseball.

Rebecca Johnson-Dennis

Angela Townsend

I was born and raised in Georgetown, attended Georgetown High School, and graduated from Sussex Central, Class of 1970. I was hired by Sussex County in 1972 and served as Assistant Director of Finance for 33 years, retiring in 2005. I formerly served on Town Council for 3 years, serving from 2002 to 2005. The opportunity arose and I as hired as Town Clerk for the Town of Georgetown, being employed for 10 years, 8 months, 21 days, retiring in 2016. Again the opportunity arose in 2020 to serve on Town Council. I ran unopposed and was sworn in September 2020. With husband Clayton, we raised 3 children and currently have 6 grandchildren. As a lifelong resident of Georgetown, I am committed to enhancing our quality of life and preserving our historic roots. I have dedicated my professional career to public service and will continue to do so as the Councilperson for Ward 3.

Penuel Barrett

I am your Councilman for the 4th Ward but I am also committed to serving the needs of all residents of the Town. Having lived in Georgetown for 24 years, I believe I know both its strengths, and the areas that require attention in order to improve and preserve our historic community. I am a local businessman, and with my wife Kim, we have raised our three sons. During our time here, I have been involved in leadership positions in several of our valued community organizations. Proudly, I have served the community as the longest active Chief of our outstanding Volunteer Fire Department, and was Fireman of the Year in 2006. I am currently serving as Asst. Chief. Also, during my residency, I have been committed to the continuation of programs for our youth. Most notably, the Georgetown Little League where I have been a member for 20 years. During that time, I served as President for five years and was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2013. My personal investment in the Town also includes my membership on the Town's Planning Commission where recommendations are made to the Mayor and Council regarding development and zoning issues.