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Barbara O'Malley

Delaware County Council appointed Barbara O’Malley as Executive Director during the Organizational Meeting on January 2, 2024.

Ms. O’Malley was selected after a nationwide search to fill the Executive Director position and chosen for her extensive experience and leadership skills within the county government sector. She most recently served as Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Montgomery County and brings over 25 years of experience in county government and public service to Delaware County, including experience in grant-funded county services and serving in leadership roles for Montgomery County Health and Human Services, the Montgomery County Health Department, and the Aging and Adult Services for Montgomery County.

The County Executive Director is responsible for administration and management of departments of county government not directly managed by County Council.

Powers & Duties of the Executive Director

The powers and duties of the Executive Director with respect to those departments and other entities include:


Authorization of expenditures of County funds for departments under the Executive Director’s supervision as well as accounting for such expenditures in accordance with budgetary limitations.

Preparation for submission to Council, in coordination with all departments of the county government, of the annual county operating and capital budgets including estimates of revenues, analysis of bond issues requirements, impact statements relating to effects on service delivery of budget disapprovals, and long-term five-year forecasts on spending requirements by capital budget program.

Execution and enforcement of all resolutions and orders issued by Council and pertaining to operations under his authority.

Conduct of intergovernmental liaison programs.

Provision of point of access for citizen and group presentation of requests and complaints relative to delivery of county services or execution of county business.

Appointment of personnel, department heads listed below shall be confirmed by a majority of Council:

Administrative Services

Budget Management

Buildings & Maintenance

Central Purchasing

Consumer Affairs

County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA)

Human Services

Motor Vehicle Management


Planning & Community Development

Public Relations

Public Works

Special Events


Monthly reporting to Council in respect to matters of county administration, progress of budget execution, and recommendations for legislative authorization to insure the efficient and orderly conduct of County affairs.

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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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