Friday, February 18, 2011

Beleagured DelDOT Secretary Wicks Resigns

DelDOT Secretary Carolann Wicks who as head of the state transportation agency amid highly questionable land deals and agency mismanagement has resigned.  According to her statement, she wants to retire and spend more time with her family.

Wicks departs on March 18th amid scrutiny over multiple land deals in Sussex County over payment to not build on the land to two separate developers.  Blue Hen Conservative reported on this earlier.

Wicks also has received extensive scrutiny over fiscal mismanagement of  the 2,600 person agency with a budget near $1 Billion, yet the department had a shortfall for much need road projects. 

Governor Jack Markell stated that search most likely outside of Delaware will occur to replace Wicks.

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