Chapter President

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Ann Marie Townshend, AICP

Ann Marie Townshend is the Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Dover. In this capacity, she manages the Planning and Inspections Department and the Parks and Recreation Department. Prior to this position, Ann Marie worked for the Office of State Planning Coordination as a Principal Planner and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control as a Planner. Ann Marie is also a member of the Delaware Recreation and Park Society. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Towson University and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Delaware. In her professional capacity, Ann Marie has made incorporating health into community design and recreation programming a priority. Ann Marie is an active volunteer with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Holy Cross Religious Education. She lives with her husband and two sons in downtown Dover.