Ronald Strickler Jr. named Salisbury Housing Director

Ronald Strickler Jr. has been appointed the city’s Director of Housing and Community Development Department, succeeding Everett Howard who will retire this month.

Ronald Strickler Jr.

Salisbury City Administrator Julia Glanz made the announcement.

Strickler has 15 years of supervisory experience and served 10 years as a Recreation Supervisor for Ocean City. His first day with the city will be July 6.

“Mr. Strickler’s leadership style, experience managing robust systems, and his ongoing commitment and passion for the community make him a great fit, not only for HCDD, but the city of Salisbury team as a whole,” Glanz said in an announcement.

Howard had spent 28 years with the Salisbury Police Department and has led Housing and Community Development for the last three years.

Strickler earned a bachelor’s in Recreation Management from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in 2004, a park and recreation professional certification from the National Recreation and Parks Association.

Originally from Pennsylvania, he has lived on the Eastern Shore for the past 15 years, working with many organizations in the public sector.

“I look forward to working with a progressive government that is committed to enriching the lives of those we serve and which makes Salisbury a better place to work, live, and play.,” Strickler said.

“I am excited to partner with community leaders to highlight Salisbury’s diverse culture and cherish historic attributes that create a strong foundation to support growth and development in Salisbury and on the Eastern Shore at large,” he said.

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