Rehoboth Beach hires Taylour Tedder as new city manager

Starts May 15; annual salary of $250,000 is $90,000 more than previous top official
April 8, 2024

For the second time in roughly 18 months, Rehoboth Beach has announced the hiring of a new city manager.

During a special meeting April 8, city commissioners voted unanimously in favor of hiring Taylour Tedder, who has been the city manager of Boulder City, Nev., since August 2021. His first day on the job in Rehoboth Beach is expected to be on or around Wednesday, May 15.

Mayor Stan Mills said Tedder is fiscally savvy, experienced in the day-to-day operations of a destination community, enthusiastic and energetic, and a fantastic communicator.

“Taylour is extremely qualified. His experience and skills align well with the challenges and opportunities that exist in Rehoboth Beach,” said Mills in a prepared statement.

Tedder is replacing former City Manager Laurence Christian, who left the city in November after roughly 10 months on the job. Christian replaced former City Manager Sharon Lynn, who stepped down in May 2022 after nearly a decade on the job.

Following the meeting, Lynne Coan, city spokesperson, said Tedder’s annual salary will be $250,000. Christian was hired at a starting salary of $160,000, but received a prorated amount for his 10 months and was then hired on as a consultant at $120 an hour until the city found a new city manager. Lynn’s beginning salary was $120,000, but had risen to $141,250 by the time she left.

Tedder is an International City/County Management Association credentialed manager and an International Economic Development Council certified economic developer. He has a master of public administration degree from Wichita State University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Emporia State University.

Prior to Boulder City, Tedder was assistant city manager in Leavenworth, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City, Mo., with more than 36,000 residents.

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