Dover/Kent County MPO Hires New Executive Director

Date Posted: Friday, October 20th, 2017

Dover/Kent County MPO has new executive director

Reed Macmillan hired to take on role as agency leader

CAMDEN — The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization has hired a new executive director. On Oct. 18, the MPO Council voted to approve the hire of Reed Macmillan. Macmillan’s first day at the MPO will be Monday, Oct. 30.

“I am happy to have been selected as the next executive director for the Dover/Kent MPO and look forward working with the MPO staff and council as we continue to perform regional transportation planning services and transportation planning coordination within the region,” Macmillan said.

Macmillan, of Middletown, comes to the MPO from New Castle County government where he has worked since 2002. Most recently, he worked in New Castle County’s Department of Land Use as the assistant land use general manager. There, Macmillan performed high level management duties overseeing the department’s various operations and functions. These duties included comprehensive planning, licensing and building inspections, permitting, land development plan review, zoning, transportation, historic preservation, administrative hearings and more. Prior to his employment with New Castle County, Macmillan worked for Kent County’s Department of Planning Services, and in Aberdeen, Md. for the Aberdeen Proving Ground in its environmental conservation and restoration division. He also served as an environmental specialist for the Maryland Military Department, Fifth Regiment Armory, located in Baltimore.

Macmillan is a retired U.S. Army Reserve officer whose last assignment was in 2015 for the First Mobilization Support Group in Fort Totten, N.Y. During his service, Macmillan was deployed twice overseas with the military to Kuwait in 2004, and to Iraq in 2008.

“As chairman of the Dover/Kent County MPO, I am pleased to welcome Mr. Macmillan on board,” Dover Mayor and MPO Council Chairman Robin R. Christiansen said. “As  Kent County continues to grow, we need to not only plan for all modes of transportation today, but anticipate the needs of a growing and prosperous community in the future. Mr. Macmillan his staff will help make that vision  a reality.” 

Macmillan has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Environmental Planning, both from Towson University, and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

The Dover/Kent County welcomes Macmillan to the team. He will be the MPO’s third executive director in its 25-year existence. The first was Juanita Wieczoreck from 1994 to 2011, followed by Rich Vetter who served as executive director from 2011 to earlier this year.

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