PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION
410-524-7716 – 65th St. Coastal Hwy. – Ocean City, MD
Hal O. Adkins, ICMA-CM, PWLF: Public Works Director, received a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Department of Industrial Education and Technology, in “Construction Management-Engineering” graduating Summa Cum Laude. Prior to becoming the Towns first Public Works Director in 1989, he served as an “Engineer 1” for the Town’s Engineering Department and as the Towns first “Plans Examiner” for the Department of Planning and Community Development. His employment with the Town began in May of 1984. He is presently an active member of the American Public Works Association (where he has been recognized as a Public Works Leadership Fellow), the American Water Works Association, the Solid Waste Association of North America, the Community Transportation Association, and the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a credentialed City Manager with the International City/County Management Association.
James D. Parsons: Chief-Deputy Director, has been with the Ocean City Department of Public Works since November 2007. After graduating from Salisbury University with a B.S. Degree in Biology in 1983, Jim worked for the State of Maryland as an Environmental Sanitarian. In 1992, he accepted a position with Perdue Farms, where he worked as an Engineer and Environmental Manager until leaving the company to accept his current position with the Town of Ocean City. Jim received a M.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech University in 1996. He is currently an active member of the American Public Works Association, the American Water Works Association, and the Water Environment Federation.
John VanFossen: Deputy Director – John has been employed with the Town of Ocean City since 1970 when he received his A.A. Degree in Accounting & Business Administration from Goldey Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware. John started his career as Assistant to the City Clerk in City Hall working within finance, purchasing, personnel, and collections for his first 13 years. In 1984, he transferred to the Public Works Department holding various administrative positions as General Foreman, Supervisor, Assistant Superintendent, Manager of the Maintenance Division and currently, Deputy Director. Over his career, he has completed varied continuing education courses and training holding numerous certifications. John is an active life long member of the Ocean City Fire Department and currently holds the distinguished “Gold Badge” membership.
Jaime Giandomenico: Airport Manager – Before Joining the Town of Ocean City in August of 2011, Jaime was the manager of the Bay Bridge Airport in Stevensville Maryland. Previously he was an “Aviation Systems Planner” for the Maryland Aviation Administration. He is a private pilot and holds an FAA mechanics certificate with Inspection Authorization privileges. Jaime is currently the president of the Maryland Airport Managers Association.
Dean M. Dashiell: Senior Project Manager – joined the Town of Ocean City in 1999, after 30 years in the private construction industry. Previous construction experience began as an Apprentice Carpenter, then moved on to Union Journeyman Carpenter and Journeyman Steelworker. Ultimately, he advanced to a position as a Senior Project Manager overseeing projects totaling $32 million dollars before coming to the Town of Ocean City. He is an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects, Certified by NASSCO for Infrastructure Rehabilitation, and a member of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company.
Woody Vickers: Construction Manager – Elwood D. “Woody” Vickers III grew up in Millville, Delaware, graduated from Indian River High School, and later attended both Salisbury University and Wilmington College. Woody began his career in the poultry industry, where he was employed for 16 years as a Wastewater Treatment Manager and an Environmental Manager Trainee for Perdue Farms. Before joining the Town of Ocean City in October 2013, he spent 8 ½ years as the Public Works Director of Laurel, Delaware. While in Laurel Woody oversaw many projects, including the design and construction of a major upgrade to the town’s wastewater treatment plant, as well as water, sewer, and storm water infrastructure improvement projects. He also implemented the town’s first set of Standard Specifications and Details for Public Works Construction. Woody is a licensed Wastewater and Water Operator in the states of Maryland and Delaware. He is presently a member of the American Water Works Association, Maryland and Delaware Rural Water Association and an active member of Water Environment Federation.
Steve Brown: Solid Waste Manager – has been employed by the Town of Ocean City since 1997. Steve began his employment with the Town as a building inspector. Soon after, he advanced to plan reviewer/building inspector. Steve transferred from the Building Inspection Office to Public Works Solid Waste Division to become assistant superintendent in 2007. Prior to joining the Town, Steve was the human resources director for Hudson Foods’ Berlin branch for five years. Earlier he spent two decades in construction as a superintendent. Steve has also served as a volunteer firefighter/EMS for the Town of Berlin. Steve is a native of Ocean City. His great grandfather was the Town’s sixth mayor.
Elton “Randy” Bradford: Superintendent of Wastewater. Attended Western Maryland College and Salisbury State College. Mr. Bradford began with the Ocean City Wastewater Department in February 1981 as a Plant Operator. He is a licensed operator and superintendent in the State of Maryland. He is an active member of the Water Environment Federation, and the Water and Wastewater Operators Association of Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.
Howard “Bud” Iman: Superintendent of Water – Howard Iman began his employment with the Town of Ocean City in 1977 in the Transportation Department. Howard moved to the Water Department in 1979 as a Water Plant Operator. He became a class four operator and then around 2002 he became Chief Plant Operator. Howard received his water superintendent license in 2009. He is presently a member of the American Water Works Association and Maryland Rural Association.
Ron Eckman: Fleet Manager, began his career with the Town of Ocean City in June of 1972 in the Public Works Department, working on the beach, boardwalk, streets, sign shop and tool room; Ron then transferred to Transportation where he worked in the shop doing general maintenance on vehicles. From the Transportation Department he transferred to the Shop Parts Room, where he eventually became the supervisor.
Ron was in the United States Air Force from 1975 through 1979, where he was a Security Service Analysis. In 1979 Ron became an active member of the United States Air Force Reserve, where he was crew chief on C-5A, B Aircraft at Dover Air Force Base until 1983. Upon returning from active duty, Ron returned to employment with the Town of Ocean City.
Ron attended communication analysis school and aircraft maintenance school while in the United States Air Force; as well as Wor Wic Community College’s Automotive Technology program.
Thomas B. Dy: Maintenance Manager – Upon accepting his position with the Town in February 2006, Thomas moved to the Ocean City are from the Washington DC metropolitan area where he lived and worked for over 30 years. Thomas attended Montgomery College and then put in over 18 years in a career inclusive of many different positions including corporate management. Thomas spent his first seven years with the Town as a Supervisor in Public Works Maintenance and currently holds the position of Manager of the Public Works Maintenance Division. Ocean City is a town Thomas and his family love and for which he is proud to be a part of and a team member of helping Ocean City keep its reputation as one of the finest family ocean resort towns.