Mike Petit de Mange Appointed as Principal Planner at Dover Kent MPO

Date Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2023


Mike Petit de Mange Appointed as Principal Planner at Dover Kent MPO

DOVER, DE – The Dover Kent MPO is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Petit de Mange as the new Principal Planner for the organization. Mike brings a wealth of experience to the position, having most recently served as Kent County Administrator for the past 16 years.

With a distinguished career in public service, Mike’s journey in Kent County includes roles as the Director of Planning Services and Director of Planning and Inspections for the City of Dover. His extensive knowledge and leadership in these capacities have significantly contributed to the growth and development of the region.

Mike Petit de Mange is succeeding Jim Galvin, who retired at the end of last month. In taking up this new role, Mike expresses his enthusiasm for the opportunity to mentor younger planners and remain actively engaged in the dynamic world of transportation planning in Kent County.

Marilyn Smith, the Executive Director of the Dover Kent MPO, stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Mike Petit de Mange to our team. His extensive experience and commitment to the community align seamlessly with our organization’s goals. Mike’s prior involvement with the MPO Council gives him unique insights that will undoubtedly contribute to our continued success.”

Robin Christiansen, Mayor of Dover and Chairman of the MPO Council, said, “Mike Petit de Mange’s appointment is a tremendous asset to our community. His planning background and familiarity with the MPO position him as an ideal addition to the MPO team in this critical role. We welcome him wholeheartedly.”

Mike Petit de Mange is set to bring a solid background in land-use planning, his AICP expertise, and an enthusiasm to pass on his knowledge to the Dover Kent MPO, complementing the organization’s commitment to sustainable and effective transportation planning for the County and its Municipalities.

Mike can be reached at 302-387-6030 or by email at michael.petitdemange@doverkentmpo.org.

For more information on Dover Kent County MPO, please visit www.doverkentmpo.org or call Helen Wiles at 302-387-6026.

The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization is a federally funded not-for-profit that works with local, state, and federal governments and local transportation organizations to ensure that transportation planning and projects comply with Federal mandates.

The Dover/Kent County MPO is committed to Title VI compliance. Title VI states, “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”