Mayor & Town Council
The Town Council is made up of a mayor and six council persons. Mayoral terms and council terms are for three years each. Town elections are the first Saturday in March from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Successful candidates are sworn in at the regular monthly meeting in April. At that meeting, the Mayor appoints a Vice Mayor, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Monthly council meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton Library. The meeting time may be adjusted to allow for Public Hearings, if needed. An Open Forum session will be held near the beginning of the meeting for public participation and input. If the first Monday of the month is a town observed holiday, the monthly Council meeting will be held the second Monday of the month. Additional meetings may be held during the month if deemed necessary.Email the Council
John Collier, Mayor
Current Term 2022-2025
John Collier is a resident of Delaware since 1957, oldest son of a military family, who grew up in Wyoming, DE. He is married to Milton native Cathy Reed Collier. He and Cathy returned to her hometown of Milton in October 2001. John’s work history spans 45 years of public service including 39 years and 5 months with the Delaware Department of Transportation retiring as an Engineering, Planning and Surveying Technician V and the agency’s Geodetic Control Coordinator. Upon retirement, he served the Town of Milton for 5 years 7 months as the Project Coordinator before entering retirement again.
In addition to employment with the Town, his experience within Town government is diverse having served as Chairman and a member of the Board of Adjustment and Historic Preservation Commission; a member of the Charter and Ordinance Review Committee; and member of the Town Council 2013-2014 all while part of the Streets and Sidewalks, Water, Personnel and Charter and Ordinance Committees during that time. In 2014, John resigned from Town Council to pursue an employment position with the Town of Milton.
John Collier is firmly focused on the future of Milton while respecting its past and heritage. He pride himself on being responsive and always available to constituents.
Lee Revis-Plank, Vice Mayor
Current Term 2021-2024
Lee Revis-Plank is a Delaware native and a descendent of a Delaware Revolutionary War veteran from Selbyville and of a family of strong women. Her own daughter lives nearby in Lewes.
She grew up in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School and the University of Delaware with a BA in Psychology and M. Ed in Leadership.
She worked in corporate America for 45 years and retired from two Fortune 100 companies, DuPont and Bank of America, where she was a Vice President and project manager. Since retiring to Milton, she has served on the Wagamons West Shore Civic Association Board, the Board of Trustees and as Interim Executive Director of the Milton Historical Society (MHS), and the Board of Trustees of Preservation Delaware, Inc. She steps away from the Town of Milton Historic Preservation Commission as the Education Chairwoman to serve on Town Council.
Lee is a historian at heart and volunteered as an historical interpreter at Fort Delaware with her daughter for several years. She has demonstrated a deep appreciation for Milton’s history and pledges to widen and deepen it through appreciating the contributions of all Miltonians. Lee is very proud of her leadership and vision in initiating the recent MHS exhibit, “Walking Into Greatness” a biography of Milton native Bryan Stevenson.
Lee believes in taking an active role in her community and offering her skills and experience for the betterment of the greater whole.
Scotty Edler, Secretary
Current Term 2023-2026
Scotty Le Edler is a Delaware native. He was born in Wilmington in May 1980. He attended Cape Henlopen schools since the 6th grade and is a 1998 graduate of Cape Henlopen High School. After high school he attended Delaware State University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in History in 2003.
Upon finishing his undergraduate degree, he moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, to attend Midwestern State University for graduate school. He earned his Master of Arts in History in 2006 with an area of expertise being Modern Germany, 1870 to Present with main focus on World War I. More importantly, it was here that he would also meet his wife, Melisa, who was a Chemistry and Biology undergraduate. They were married in August 2009. He is currently also finishing his Master of Science in Political Science from the University of Nebraska Omaha.
He began his teaching career at North Central Texas College, serving as an Adjunct Instructor of History and Humanities from 2007 to 2010. He also began working for Navarro College, where he has served as an Adjunct Instructor of History and Government since 2007. When his wife began medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas, he relocated and joined the faculty at Galveston College, serving as an Adjunct Instructor of History and Government from 2011 to 2022. He was named the Galveston College Adjunct Instructor of the Year by his students and peers in 2013. Since 2016, he has also served Southern New Hampshire University as an Adjunct Instructor of History and as a thesis advisor.
After his wife completed her OBGYN residency in June 2018, they decided to move here to the Cape region for her to start her practice at Bayhealth Medical and to be closer to his family. Having brought her on vacation to see friends and family many times, they knew exactly where in the Cape region that they wished to reside, Milton.
The Edlers have resided in Milton since June 2018 and have purchased a 1926 Craftsman home on Union Street. They recently welcomed their first son, Scotty Le “SJ” Edler Jr. They have two dogs, a Weimaraner mix named Rosie and a Bernadoodle (1/2 Bernese Mountain Dog, 1/2 Poodle) named Violet.
As a professional historian, he has a keen interest in the history and small-town charm of Milton. He is committed to common sense, practical development to move our town forward while also seeking to preserve and protect the historic character of Milton. He is also interested in helping solve the downtown parking issues.
Larry Savage, Treasurer
Current Term 2022-2025
Mr. Savage is a resident of Milton since 1976, and married to his wife Vermella for 35 years. Larry served in the United States Army. In addition, his service has extended to the Town’s Board of Adjustment and Board of Elections. Mr. Savage has financial experience in both his professional and volunteer capacity. He retired from Wilmington Trust after 39 years of service, and 10 years’ service as Treasurer of the Milton Community Foundation. Currently, Larry serves on the Advisory Committee on Aging and Physical Disabilities for Sussex County 3rd District.
He looks forward to serving the residents of the Town.
Randi Meredith, Councilwoman
Current Term 2023-2026
Randi Meredith is a graphic designer and illustrator serving as Councilwoman for the Town of Milton.
Originally from Shamokin, PA—a mountainous coal-mining city in central Pennsylvania—Randi is the middle child of three raised by her mother, Melody, an AICU nurse. Randi has always been artistic and proclaimed in Kindergarten that she would be an artist when she grew up. She does not like writing about herself in the third person and “Randi” is not short for anything.
Randi graduated from Shamokin Area High School in 1999 and quick-as-a-bunny moved to Chestnut Hill, PA—a Philadelphia neighborhood—to earn her Associates Degree in Commercial Art.
Randi then moved to King of Prussia, PA to an apartment adjacent to the Valley Forge National Historical Park and worked in West Conshohocken, PA at a small—but massively productive—signage company as a Production Designer. Randi enjoyed the hands-on craft of sign making, reading blueprints on job sites, and using & maintaining two laser engravers, but she found after several years that she needed to pursue a more creative path. So she returned to school full-time as a 26-year-old non-traditional student, to the rural and scenic Kutztown, PA. Four years later, Randi graduated Summa Cum Laude having earned her BFA in Communication Design from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
Upon graduation in 2010, Randi moved to Milton, Delaware to live with her covivant Eban Brittingham—whom she had met at the annual Bridge Day event in West Virginia, where they watched a mutual friend BASE jump off the New River Gorge Bridge. Randi and Eban circumnavigated the globe and then purchased a burned and abandoned historic property in Milton that they—mostly Eban—completely rebuilt in about 2.5 years with serious hard work and the generous help of their friend Jeremiah, Randi’s parents—Melody and Randy Derr, and Eban’s father—Bob Brittingham.
Randi commuted to Pennsylvania to work at a design firm and would stay in a hotel if she worked too late, until the night she was eaten alive by bedbugs and had to throw away her suitcase and all its contents. She decided in the car on the ride home, that the work she was doing could be done just as well and certainly more easily from a home office. So she started her own small business and has been working remotely on projects for local, national and international businesses since. Randi’s work has been featured in graphic design textbooks and on reputable design blogs.
When Randi isn’t hard at work, she’s hard at play with her daughters, Pepper & Azalea.
Some of her priorities on Town Council are:
• Pedestrian-friendly improvements
• Welcoming back Zombie Fest
• Addressing any lack of diversity on the council at every election
Randi loves to hear new creative ideas and welcomes yours.
Tom Arkinson, Councilman
Current Term 2023-2025
Frederick Harvey, Councilman
Current Term 2022-2024
Frederick Harvey is a lifetime resident of Milton. He is married to Thelma and has two sons and a daughter. Frederick attended school in the Cape Henlopen School District. After 22 years, Frederick retired from working for the Cape Henlopen School District; he has also been a part-time Bus Driver for the District for 30 years and continues to drive.
Frederick is a Lifetime member of Milton Fire Department Station 85. He actively holds the position as Fire Police and assists with emergency situations.
Frederick founded and directed The Boys To Be Men Club at Milton School to work with young boys that needed coaching in school. He assisted them when
they struggled with behavior issues as well as classroom assignments. He also coached the Middle School Boys Basketball Team for 10 years.
Frederick is a dedicated member of CLJC Church for sixty plus years. He was the President of the Young Peoples Department, and directed the Church Choir for many years. He presently assists with Church maintenance. Frederick worked with his Father in the studio/ engineering at the Church until his father transitioned this life.
Frederick helped manage The Slam Dunk on the Beach, a national Basketball Tournament held yearly at the Cape Henlopen School in Lewes, serving from 1992-2004. He is certified in the following: Active Shooter Operation, Rescue Task Force, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination, and a Delaware Alcohol Beverage Server. Frederick serves on several committees at Station 85 Fire Department, such as: Chairperson of Grievance and Conflict, Chairperson of Parade committee (Town Events), Truck Committee, Dinner and Entertainment committee, Ways and Means committee, Fire Prevention committee, and the Alcohol and Beverage committee.
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Photo courtesy: Gary Cooke
Pictured from left to right: Ted Kanakos, John “Jack” Hudson, Marion Jones,
Don Post, John “Jack” Bushey, and Clifford Newlands
Not pictured: Ruth Batten and Bill Post