Mayor Carleton E. Carey, Sr.

Title: Mayor

First Elected: 11/1997

Current Term: 5/2012 - 5/2015

Party: Non-Partisan

Phone: Mayor's Office at 736-7004

Mailing Address:
Carleton E. Carey, Sr.
P.O. Box 475
Dover, DE 19903-0475


Former Representative-at-Large - 10 years
Former Member - Safety Advisory Committee
Former Member - Utility Committee
Former Member - Downtown Dover Development Corporation
Former Council President
Former Member - Parks Recreation and Community Enhancement
Former Member - Legislative and Finance Committee
Former Liaison to Kent County (City/County) Committee
Former Liaison to Chamber of Commerce
Former Liaison to Greater Dover Committee

Achievements and Awards:

City of Dover Civilian Police Academy Graduate
Delaware Volunteer Fireman's Association Fireman of the Year in 1999
Inducted into the Delaware Fire Service "Firefighters Hall of Fame 2000"
Honorary Commander of the 436 Civil Engineering Squadron at Dover Air Force Base

Biographical Information

Elected to an At-Large City Council Seat Dover, DE; November 24, 1997
Elected as Mayor Dover, DE; September 18, 2007 Current Mayoral term Dover, DE; 2012 - 2015 Mayor Carey has been a member of Robbins Hose Co. No. 1, for 51 years. He has served as Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief, Fire Chief, Vice President and President. He also served on the Board of Directors for several years and the Building Committee for Stations 1 & 2

Current Affiliations:
Delaware State Fire Chief's Association
Delaware Volunteer Fireman's Association (Chair for Fireman of the Year & Civilian Recognition and member of Advisory Committee for the State Fire School)
Board Member of the Delaware League of Local Governments (Former President, 2 years)
Board Member and President of Delaware Economic Development Council
Kent County Fireman's Association
Kent County Fire Chief's Association
Blood Bank of Delaware
Regional Board Member Member of the Council on Police Training
Member of the Delaware Inter-Agency Council on Homelessness
Honorary Wing Commander; Dover Air Force Base
DE Prostate Cancer Coalition
Kent Economic Partnership

Former Affiliations:
Delaware State Fire Prevention Commission; 12 years (Chairman; 3 years)
Engineering, Technology and Safety Management Committee; DE Technical and Community College; Stanton, DE. (12 years)
Board of Directors of the Lower Delaware Home Builders Association
President/Trustee for Chesapeake Utilities Corporation; Emergency Energy Recipient Program for the Elderly and Handicapped
Former and Current President; Delaware Economic Development Council
President; Society of American Military Engineers at Dover Air Force Base

Mayor Carey is a native resident of the City of Dover. Mayor Carey as been married to his wife, Blanche for 49 years; together they have two children: Carleton Carey, Jr., and David Carey. He was employed and retired from Chesapeake Utilities Corporation after 25 years of service in the Marketing and Sales Development.

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