CITY MANAGER DEPARTMENT
410-289-8887 – 301 N. Baltimore Avenue – Ocean City, MD
David L. Recor was appointed as the Town of Ocean City’s fourth City Manager in June 2012.
A native of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Mr. Recor has more than 26 years of local government management experience serving primarily coastal communities in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida.
Mr. Recor received his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He earned his Master of Public Administration and Public Policy degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Mr. Recor is also a graduate of the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Senior Executive Institute, in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he studied Organizational Leadership. In September 2014, Mr. Recor received the 25 year Service Award from the International City/County Management Association in Washington D.C. He has been an ICMA Credentialed Manager since 2007.
Mr. Recor has a strong background in land use and comprehensive planning, growth management and community development/redevelopment issues. He is also experienced in strategic planning as well as government finance, accounting and budgeting where he promotes the use of performance metrics, quantitative analysis and statistical forecasting.
Mr. Recor has been married to his wife, Maria, for 26 years. They are the proud parents of four daughters and have one grandson.
The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town. He is responsible for the daily operations of the town and supervises all Departments and Divisions. The City Manager makes reports and recommendations to the City Council concerning any municipal matter, which may deserve council attention. He carries out the policies and duties as assigned by the City Council and serves at their pleasure. The City Manager prepares an annual budget and presents it to the council for approval and adoption. He attends all legislative committee meetings, Pension Trustee meetings and also serves on the management negotiations team for union contracts.
The department consists of the Budget Manager, the Internal Auditor, the Special Projects Manager, the Communications Manager, the Webmaster and an Executive Administrative Associate.