Councilman Timothy A. Slavin

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Contact Methods

E-mail: Contact Timothy A. Slavin

Phone: (302) 270-6192

Phone: City Clerk's Office at (302) 736-7008

Mailing Address
Timothy A. Slavin
P.O. Box 475
Dover, DE 19903-0475

Political Details

Title: Representative - At-Large
First Elected: 5/2013
Current Term: 5/2017 - 5/2021
Party: Non-Partisan

Previous Term: Councilman Third District (2004-2010)


Chair: Council Committee of the Whole

Member: City/County Committee (Liaison to Kent County); Downtown Dover Partnership Board of Directors; and Police Chief Selection Committee

Former Chair: Construction Code Board of Appeals; Education Liaison Committee; Legislative, Finance, and Administration Committee; Safety Advisory and Transportation Committee; and Sex Offender Legislation Review Committee

Former Co-Chair: Services to Seniors Committee

Former Council President

Former Member: Ad Hoc Financial and Operational Advisory Committee; Construction Code Board of Appeals; Dover Fourth of July Celebration Committee; Downtown Dover Development Corportation; Haggerty & Haggerty Ad-Hoc Review Committee; and Utility Committee

Biographical Information

Slavin was sworn in as the At-Large Councilman for the City on May 13, 2013.  Slavin had previously served on City Council from 2004-2010.  During that time, he served in a variety of capacities, including chair of the Legislative, Finance, and Administration Committee; chair of the ad hoc Sex Offender Committee; and chair of the ad hoc Services to Seniors Committee.

Slavin holds degrees from Providence College (B.A. 1984) and the University of Notre Dame (M.A. 1986).  He currently serves as the Director of the Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs for the State of Delaware, a position he has held since 2004.  He has previously served as the State Archivist for two states, Delaware (2000-2004) and Rhode Island (1989-1995). He has co-authored two books on Delaware history, as well as numerous articles in newspapers, magazines, and journals.

Slavin lives in Old Dover with his wife, Ami Leaming, and their five children.