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Koenig starts work as Dewey's new town manager

Scott Koenig officially took over as Dewey Beach town manager last week.


Koenig was selected from a field of finalists compiled by a search committee and approved 5 to nothing by the Dewey Beach Town Commissioners.

Koenig started last Monday and says he’ll focus on several things.

"The primary focus starting out is to understand the  goals and the objectives of the Commission. And then get the budget adopted and begin working on policies and procedures to address the current concerns of the Commissioners and get prepared for beach season,” said Koenig.


Koenig says one of his initial priorities will be to work on polishing the town’s public image.

“The Mayor, the Commissioners and I and I think the town employees are all willing to address the image going forward and make Dewey Beach a place where everybody wants to work, visit and live, ” said Koenig.


Koenig replaces Marc Appelbaum, who resigned last October, after coming to an agreement with the town council.

Prior to stepping down, Appelbaum had come under fire over dozens of allegations against him ranging from use of foul language to inappropriate dress.


Koenig retired as Dover’s city manager in March 2017 after working for almost three decades in that job.


Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.