Gov. Jack Markell has appointed Lynn Rogers, a lifelong Milton resident, longtime business owner and former Sussex County Councilman for more than a decade, to the Delaware Real Estate Commission.
Rogers, president of Rogers Sign Co. Inc., in Milton, serves as Lewes Senior Center vice president and is active in many Delaware Fire Service organizations He is also a former Milton Fire Department chief.
“I am honored and humbled to learn of Gov. Markell’s decision to appoint me to become a member of a very important commission in Delaware.
“I will give my all to protect and serve the citizens of Delaware and to ensure that Gov. Markell’s faith in me is fulfilled in this new position,” Rogers said.
He started on the panel Sept. 10.
Nine real estate commissioners are appointed by the governor and must, by law, represent all three counties.
Commissioners serve three-year terms. The Delaware Real Estate Commission operates under the Department of State, Division of Professional Regulation.
The panel has authority to license and renew the licenses of qualified real estate agents and brokers.
Rogers said one of the commission’s jobs is to protect the public in real estate transactions by enforcing professional standards. The commission may also discipline any licensee who violates the commission’s licensing statute or administrative code.
“My 42 years of business experience will be very useful,” Rogers said.
He served as a District 3 Sussex County Councilman for 12 years. In 2008 he stepped aside from county council after Linda, his wife for 40 years, was seriously injured in a horse-riding accident. She suffered 24 broken bones.
Her prognosis was initially grave; doctors said Linda had little chance of surviving, much less walking again.
But after 18 months in rehabilitation, Linda walked.
Lynn said he thinks their grandchildren motivated her to walk.
Last year he made an unsuccessful bid in a Democratic Party primary for the seat in the new 20th Representative District.
The district moved from northern New Castle County to Sussex County after redistricting because of population growth in southern Delaware. The new district includes Lewes, Milton, Nassau and Harbeson.
The commission meets at 9 a.m., the second Thursday of each month. The meetings are open to the public and are held in conference room A of the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Dover.