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
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,
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.
E. ‘Gene’ Price, Jr.