Acting Director of the Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service
Ed Lewandowski is a Coastal Communities Development Specialist and the Acting Director of the Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service. He also coordinates the University of Delaware’s Sustainable Coastal Communities Initiative, a position he has held since October 2011. Ed is responsible for providing oversight and management for a variety of initiatives, including community-level land use planning, working waterfronts preservation and enhancement, economic development, open space protection, and marine recreation and tourism projects. Prior to joining the University, Ed spent 13 years with the non-profit Delaware Inland Bays National Estuary Program (Center for the Inland Bays), serving his final seven years with the organization as its Executive Director. He holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and obtained his undergraduate degree in Marine Biology. Ed has been appointed to a number of public commissions and councils including the Delaware Nutrient Management Commission, the Delaware Natural Areas Advisory Council, the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers, the Town of Bridgeville Planning Commission, the board of directors of Sussex Habitat for Humanity, and most recently, the Delaware Parks & Recreation Council.