Government   /   Mayor

  The Mayor of the City of Dover is Robin R. Christiansen who took his oath of office on June 25, 2014.  The Mayor's current term is 5/2019 - 5/2023.
 Mayor Christiansen was first elected in May 1983 to serve on City Council. He served as Council President and Vice Mayor from May 1990 to May 2001. Mayor Christiansen has served as President of the Delaware League of Local Government and is currently a member of the Executive Board; he has also served on numerous committees of the National League of Cities, and is a member of the Governor's Council on Police Training having been appointed to the Council by Governors Tom Carper and Jack Markell. 



  Mayor Christiansen graduated from Dover High School class of 1968 and attended Delaware State College.
 Mr. Christiansen retired from Safeway Stores, Inc. in 1987 and most recently retired from Simplex Grinnell after 27 years of service. He is an active parishioner at Holy Cross R. C. Church, Dover and has been active as community volunteer with Dover Little league and Dover Fire Department for over 40 years. 

  He is a former president of the North Dover Civic Association and one of its founders.              

  Mayor Christiansen is married to his wife, Cindy of 44 years, and the proud father of 5 children; Sean (and Beth), Shannon, Alexis (and Mike), Katie and Madison. He is also the proud grandfather of five; Troy, Chase, Audrey, Cooper and Olivia. He is the son of Corinne P. Christiansen and the late Major A.L. Christiansen.  


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 Dover Housing Authority is not an affiliate of the City of Dover and receives their funding through HUD (Housing Urban Development). The Board of Directors are comprised of members of our community who serve as volunteers and are appointed by the Mayor and the Governor.  We understand that situations can arise where you may wish to file a concern or a complaint. Please utilize this form and drop off/mail/fax to the information provided on the document.    DHA Complaint Form     

Contact the Mayor's Office -  302-736-7004
Email:    rchristiansen[at]    

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