Matt Meyer is County Executive of New Castle County, Delaware. In 2016, Mr. Meyer defeated a heavily-favored three-term incumbent and was sworn in as the chief executive of the First State's largest county.
In his first 60 days in office, Mr. Meyer reduced government spending by 3% and passed a $284 million budget through County Council without amendment. In his first year, Mr. Meyer also attracted Del Monte Foods to build their largest fruit and vegetable distribution facility in the country, saved county taxpayers over $2 million through farmland preservation strategies, announced the most comprehensive program in the county's history to reduce vacant homes, equipped firefighters in the county with life-saving Narcan and drafted and signed new law that immediately facilitated investment that will more than double the state's solar energy production capacity.
Prior to becoming County Executive, Meyer worked as a math teacher, an attorney, a diplomat in Iraq and an economic advisor to Governor Jack Markell and started two successful business. A student of Brandywine School District Schools and Wilmington Friends School, he is a graduate of Brown University and University of Michigan Law School and is fluent in Swahili.