David Small serves in the Cabinet of Delaware Governor Jack A. Markell as Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. In this role he is responsible for carrying out the department's mission and oversees DNREC's seven divisions: Air Quality, Waste & Hazardous Substances, Fish & Wildlife, Parks & Recreation, Watershed Stewardship, Water, and Energy & Climate.
Secretary Small also serves as a Governor's appointee on State Boards and Commissions including: the Delaware Cancer Consortium, Open Space Council, Nutrient Management Commission, Center for the Inland Bays Board, Sustainable Energy Utility Oversight Board, State Water Supply Coordinating Council, Ozone Transport Commission, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Chesapeake Bay Program Executive Council.
Mr. Small's career at DNREC has spanned 27 years, serving six cabinet secretaries. He has served as the Deputy Secretary since 2001. Secretary Small also worked as Executive Assistant to the Secretary from 1998 until 2001, having joined the department in 1987 as Chief of the Office of Information & Education.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of Wilmington's Riverfront Development Corporation and on the Board of Directors of the Greater Dover Boys and Girls Club. He is a past president of the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Information and Education Association and a former State of Delaware Employee of the Year. Small is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College and resides with his family in Dover.