Councilman Gerald L. Rocha, Sr.
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Phone: (302) 423-1957
Phone: City Clerk's Office at (302) 736-7008
Title: Representative - 1st District
First Elected: 9/2020
Current Term: 9/2020 - 5/2021
Chair: Utility Committee
Member: Council Committee of the Whole; Construction and Property Maintenance Code Board of Appeals; Downtown Dover Partnership Board of Directors; General Employee Pension Plan Board; Kent Economic Partnership Board of Directors (Voting Liaison Member); Liaison to Kent County; and Police Pension Plan - Retirement Committee
Gerald L. Rocha Sr. is a native of Riverhead, New York. He relocated to Dover, Delaware in 1998 by way of the United States Air Force and became Program Manager of the illustrious Dover AFB Honor Guard. After 20 years of honorable service, Gerald dedicated his life to serving communities by encouraging and enabling all young people to develop their full potential, maximize their strengths, while aligning their core values. He is co-founder of the Delaware Youth Leadership Academy, an organization that provides a concentration of leadership development, public speaking, and citizenship for youth ages 10-18.
Currently, Gerald serves as Director of Philanthropy and Engagement for United Way of Delaware, where he is actively engaged in the Delaware Racial Equity Social Justice Collaborative. He is also an appointed member of the Delaware Law Enforcement and Community Policing Task Force. Gerald earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Resource Management and a Master's in Organizational Leadership from Wilmington University.
Additionally, Gerald serves as Chair on the Board of Directors for the Delaware Parents Association in Dover, Delaware, and as Secretary on the Board of Directors for One Village Alliance in Wilmington, Delaware. He also serves on the board of the Brandywine Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is an advisory board member for the Inner-City Cultural League in Dover. He is a Past-President of the Zeta Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and has completed a fellowship with Leadership Delaware, Class of 2012.
Gerald is married to his lovely wife Valerie and together they have four grown children.