Center for the Inland Bays welcomes new board members

February 13, 2018

 The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, a National Estuary Program based in Rehoboth Beach, welcomes Pat Coluzzi and Mr. Mike Dunmyer to the board of directors.

Coluzzi is the appointee of the Speaker of the Delaware House of Representatives. She is a resident of Rehoboth Beach and real estate agent, bringing to the center a valuable perspective as former commissioner for the city of Rehoboth Beach. Coluzzi is also the founder and market master of the Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market. Started in 2006, the market features a Green Tent that helps bring important environmental issues to the market's patrons.

Coluzzi is hopeful that she can become a catalyst to move forward the projects that are important to the Inland Bays. "As a conduit to the state, I will work to ensure that Representative Schwartzkopf is kept up to date, and as a concerned citizen of Rehoboth Beach, I will work to make my city more environmentally responsible."

Dunmyer is a board-elected director and the owner of Hot Steam Carpet Clean in the Lewes area. He brings with him years of experience as an executive director of a national environmental nonprofit, Dewey Beach Town Commissioner, and an advocate of center initiatives in the town.

"I fell in love with Rehoboth Bay as a kid, crabbing, canoeing and exploring while spending summers in Dewey Beach," he explains. "I'm excited to help the center improve the bays' health and biodiversity to make sure that generations of kids can have the same great experiences that I did."

The board directs the activities of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays and controls its affairs and funds, including the approval of an annual operating budget. Meetings of the BOD occur quarterly and are open to the public. Learn more at

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is a nonprofit organization established in 1994, and is one of 28 National Estuary Programs. With its many partners, the CIB works to preserve, protect and restore Delaware's Inland Bays, the water that flows into them, and the watershed around them.

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