PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION
Hal O. Adkins: 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, “PWLF”), the American Water Works Association, the Solid Waste Association of North America, the Community Transportation Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and successfully obtained City Manager credentialing in 2017 thru 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.
Woody Vickers: Deputy Director – 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.
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.
Brian Scarborough: Solid Waste Manager – has been employed by the Town of Ocean City since 1984. Brian began his career with the Town as a Seasonal Solid Waste Truck Driver and, in between working with the Town, attended Delaware Technical Community College for Truck Driver Training and Communications. In March of 1985 he was hired full time with the Town of Ocean City Division of Solid Waste. In March of 2003 he was promoted to a Supervisor of the Division of Solid waste. During his tenure with the Town he has been an active Member on the Public Works Safety Committee and various Train the Trainer programs.
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.
Adam Ruark: Fleet Manager – Adam grew up in berlin MD. He attended Stephen Decatur high school and was in votech. He was a dual completer for auto and hvac. He also volunteered for the berlin fire dept while in school. He then moved on and started as a helper in the auto business and worked his way to become a certified master technician for dodge Chrysler jeep Ram at a local dealership in berlin by going to FCA academy becoming lead tech after. He came to the city in 2017 as a tech 2 position. Then was promoted as fleet manger.
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.
Gregory “Greg” L. Dale, Sr.: Construction Manager – Greg grew up in Snow Hill, Maryland and graduated from Snow Hill High School. He began his employment with the Town of Ocean City in 1982 as a Public Works general laborer. After several years he was promoted to a Crew Leader in the Public Works Construction Division. He has served as Public Works Construction Supervisor many years and most recently was promoted to Public Works Construction Manager. Greg is a Snow Hill native and still resides there with his wife Regina.
Paul B. Mauser, P.E.: City Engineer – Paul Mauser is a Professional Engineer (PE), 2004 graduate of Delaware Technical & Community College (AAS, General Engineering Technology), 2006 graduate of the University of Delaware (BS, Engineering Technology), and 2011 graduate of Salisbury University (MBA). Paul also serves locally with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in various roles including YMG President, Director, and Secretary. From 2018 to present, Paul has served as the President of the Town’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (OC BPAC). Paul is proud to be a lifelong resident of the Eastern Shore and is a characteristic ESTJ personality type: practical, dedicated, take-charge, strong willed, structured, and direct.
Prior to serving with the Town of Ocean City, Paul was a Project Engineer for the City of Salisbury and before that worked with a private consulting firm. Paul’s main responsibilities for the Town include: Canal Dredging, Town Bulkheads, Beach Renourishment, Dune Maintenance, Boardwalk Redecking, biking infrastructure, and reviewing private utility installations (UA program).
As part of Paul’s personal dedication to “Live Life to the 100% Fullest Extent” and to actively seek out and enjoy challenging situations, he is very intentional to engage in his favorite hobbies, including: International and Domestic Travel; Trail Running, Triathlons, and Strength Training; Reading 10 books per year minimum; Custom Design and Construction; Journaling; Hiking and Mountaineering; and Hunting.
Rob Shearman, Jr.: Transit Manager – Rob started his transportation career in 1995 as a student bus driver at the University of Maryland, College Park; eventually working his way up to run the Charter division, handling all charter and special event bus and shuttle needs for the campus. In 2018 he became the Transportation Manager for Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, before joining the Town of Ocean City as Transit Manager in 2022. He also has experience in public safety communications. He and his wife Kristin now live in Snow Hill. Rob has been a frequent visitor to Ocean City for his entire life and is proud to call the area his new permanent home.