About Director David L. Edgell, AICP

David Edgell currently serves as the Director of the Office of State Planning Coordination (OSPC). The mission of the OSPC is the continuous improvement of the coordination and the effectiveness of land use decisions made by state, county and municipal governments while building and maintaining a high quality of life in the State of Delaware.

Prior to his role as the Director, David spent over eighteen years as a Principal Planner with the OSPC. As the “Circuit Rider Planner for Kent County” his primary responsibilities included coordinating and aligning State land use priorities and resources with County, municipal and development interests. David performed numerous other statewide planning roles as well, including working as the staff lead for the Downtown Development Districts program, the project manager for the recent update of the Strategies for State Policies and Spending, and working on school site and facility planning. In recent years he has taken a leadership role in planning healthy communities, focusing on planning and development policies and actions aimed at reducing health inequities. Prior to coming to the Office of State Planning Coordination, David worked at the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration assisting small towns with planning, zoning and governance issues. He began his career working for the City of Dover Department of Planning and Inspections, where he helped draft Dover’s comprehensive plan and managed the City’s development review process.

David has a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and a Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.