Mayor - DE


Thomas Bauer- Mayor, DE

Good day to all who live and visit Delmar. I was recently elected to Mayor of Delmar, Delaware.  
When my wife Linda, our two pooches Abby and Rosie and I chose to move to Delmar, it was because it is a nice little community like where I was raised in Pawling, NY. A nice easy living town where everyone knows everyone else.  The schools are highly rated here, the police department is getting up to the number it should be, and the new library is a comfortable place to visit. Since moving to Delmar I have been very involved with the Jackson Branch Tax Ditch and elected to the position of Commissioner.  The ditch is being cleaned up this year after years of neglect due to a lack of funding. I'm also involved in our HOA. Since moving to Delmar I have been attending school board and town council meetings. I believe getting involved in our community is the best way to make a positive contribution to our town.
As mayor, the council and I working to get the wastewater pipes in the ground replaced with the help of county, state and federal tax dollars, your tax dollars. We will be starting the budget process in January of 2023. We know there is more work to do than just the wastewater pipe issue, and we are just getting started. The council and I are looking forward to hearing from you for input about keeping Delmar a safe and strong community. 
I grew up in Pawling, NY. In high school I played baseball and ran cross country, and was ninth grade class president. After getting married we moved to Poughkeepsie, NY, about 80 miles north of NYC. I went to work at IBM and worked in manufacturing and engineering. While at IBM I was involved with the company’s Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign. That group set up volunteer projects with the United Way and other non-profits such as Alzheimer’s Association. I was also Volunteer Captain for Special Olympics NY for the summer and winter games. I have also been a member of several fire departments, depending on where we lived. A long the way, I also graduated from Marist College with a Bachelors of Science Degree, cum laude in Integrated Studies, (Business and Communications).
While volunteering for United Way and employed at IBM I was on the Loaned Executive team and honored as Volunteer of the Year in 2011. I was also on the board of directors for Rebuilding Together for a few years. While in Poughkeepsie I was involved with several non-profits.
I have always tried to give back wherever and whenever possible.

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