A message from our President
A Message from the President of the Greater Kent Committee
The mission of the Greater Kent Committee is to tackle issues that are important to the community, improving the quality of life for everyone in our wonderful county. The organization was founded more than two decades ago by the leading CEOs in the region. Their goal was to make the county a better place to work and live-today that goal is shared by the more than 90 members of the Greater Kent Committee.
I am honored to have been selected as President of this group and hope to continue the committee's work to bring people focused on civic duty together to work toward common goals. The Greater Kent Committee has many community-focused committees, including the Economic Development Committee and the Community Outreach and Development Committee. Last year will saw the completion of the Kent County Sports Complex which has been a vision of The Economic Development Committee for several years. This Committee continues to focus on economic growth in Kent County and is working closely with many in the community to help Kent County reach its full potential.
This is an exciting time to live or work in Kent County. I am confident we will continue to make great strides in providing Kent County residents with great communities to raise their families while also providing businesses with an environment to prosper.
Our Past Presidents
In the fall of 1986, out of a love for Dover and a desire to give back to this community, GKC founder Muriel Schwartz joined forces with several other community leaders in search of a way to improve the quality of life in the greater Dover area. By December of 1988 the original steering committee, consisting of Muriel Schwartz, Pete Brockstedt, Karl Dorzback, Frank Fantini, Jim Flood, Jr., Terry Jackson and Jerry Records, had invited 19 additional civic minded business leaders to join their efforts and the newly formed Greater Dover Committee set out to fulfill their mission. In 2010, the mission of the Greater Dover Committee expanded to focus on all of Central Delaware. Shortly after, the organizations name Greater Dover Committee was changed to the Greater Kent Committee to reflect the broader mission of the organization.