Todd F. Lawson

Todd F. Lawson is Sussex County Administrator, the manager for all the County government’s departments. The administrator is appointed by the elected County Council, and is, by Delaware statute, the chief administrative officer of the county.

The County Administrator attends meetings of the County Council, prepares and submits an annual budget, and carries out the policies and laws set forth by the County Council. In total, it is the responsibility of the County Administrator to oversee the day-to-day operations of the government, which now serves an estimated 220,000 residents, as well as millions of tourists, vacationers and guests every year.

During his tenure, and with the support of County Council and staff, Mr. Lawson has made it a priority to streamline County processes, update technology and facilities, and improve transparency in government. Mr. Lawson continues to focus on the efficiency and effectiveness of the County’s operations to ensure staff have the tools they need to provide superior customer service.

A native of the county, Mr. Lawson was born in Milford and raised on the family farm in Harbeson. In fact, his family has deep roots in Sussex County, with the family tracing its ancestry here back to the late 1600s. His family continues to live in the area, working in local schools and operating the family farm.

Mr. Lawson resides outside Harbeson with his wife, Stacy, and their children, Cooper and Grier. When he is away from the office, Mr. Lawson enjoys boating, skiing and spending time with his extended family, including his parents Bob and Diana, as well as his brother Clifford and his wife Meg and their three children.