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Mayor's Corner

Dear Citizens:

It has been my sincere honor to serve as the Mayor of Harrington since November of 1999.

I was born and raised in Harrington. I am a graduate of Lake Forest High School. My mother, Emma Price and brother Michael live in Harrington. My father passed away several years ago, but I can still hear him tell him how Harrington was ‘God’s Country’.

Harrington is definitely a community of caring people. Volunteers abound in our city in a diversity of arenas, like the dedicated men and women of the Harrington Volunteer Fire Department and the Ladies Auxiliary. Members of the Harrington Historical Society who keep our city rich in history at the museums on Fleming Street and the train tower off of Clark Street. Volunteers who deliver Meals on Wheels to local seniors that need a ‘helping hand’; to churches, individuals, and organizations that give time, money, food, and gifts through our local Adopt-a-Family Program that assists families in our area during the holiday season. There are many volunteers involved with the Harrington Parks and Recreation Department who sponsor a diversity of youth service programs; and many, many more.

The City is fortunate to have a group of dedicated employees that care for Harrington and its residents. The City has approximately 30 employees to find out more information about each department go to the Department Section of this website.

Our local school system is staffed with dedicated teachers, support staff, and administration, which go ‘above and beyond’ to make sure our students have the best possible education and a boost to a successful career.

Harrington has several churches to accommodate everyone’s religious beliefs, from Methodist to Mormon; each providing our community diversity.

Economic times may not be the best, and the City has to be run as a business, but we are fortunate to have a Vice Mayor and Council that put aside personal feelings and make informed decisions based on the best possible information and a genuine concern for the citizens of Harrington.

Harrington has grown over the years, when I was growing up I never would have thought that we would have all these fast food restaurants, three hotels, and so many other businesses. Harrington residents are fortunate that the business growth has afforded us local opportunities for employment as well as being able to buy a lot of things within our city.

When asked why I wanted to serve as Mayor…well, its simple. I truly love this city and the people here. Together, I feel we can make it through the rough times and celebrate in the good times. There is no better community to raise a family or retire.

Harrington has over 90 subsidized apartments for our Senior Citizens, and a Senior Center to help pass the days with fellowship, travel, benefits and services.

Harrington is a well rounded community that attends to our youngest residents to our oldest. Are we perfect? No, and who is. Can we improve, always, who couldn’t.

Be a part of your local government, I invite you to attend a council meeting. We meet on the first and third Mondays of each month and there is always a section on our agenda for public comment.

In closing, thanks for allowing me to serve the community, and if you are thinking about moving here…….you will be welcomed with open arms.

God Bless the United States, the state of Delaware and our great City of Harrington.

Robert E. ‘Gene’ Price, Jr.

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