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Andrew S. Haines

Selected IPA Alumni Profile

MPA 2003
Analytical Paper Title: Getting Organized: A Workload Assessment of the Newark Parking Division
chair: Maria Aristigueta; committee members: Kathryn Denhardt and Maureen Feeney Roser (Assistant Planning Director, City of Newark, Del.)


current position:
Township Manager
Hatfield Township

Hatfield, Pa.

introduction | education | experience

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I am Township Manager for Hatfield Township, in Hatfield, Pa. The township is located in the northern section of Montgomery County and is a welcoming suburban community. With a growing population of over 17,000, the township provides a vibrant place to live and do business.

Through my experiences with the University of Delaware’s Legislative Fellows program, working with the City of Newark, Del., and the State of Delaware's Economic Development Office, I have been afforded the opportunities to work with, and many times, create an impact on individuals and the local community.

I obtained my MPA from the University of Delaware with a specialization in State and Local Management. While at the University of Delaware, I was exposed to various field of study through my research assistant position. I have worked on new school construction projects for the Delaware Department of Education. My goal in the future would be to continue using such practical experiences and translating them into positive results for the community in which I work and live.

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MPA University of Delaware 2003, State & Local Management

BA Ursinus College 2001, Politics

go to top of pageExperience

September 2008–Present
Township Manager, Hatfield Township, Pa.

June–September 2008
Interim Township Manager, Hatfield Township, Pa.

January–June 2008
Assistant Township Manager, Hatfield Township, Pa.

September–December 2007
Special Contract, Tourism Department, Delaware Economic Development Office, Dover, Del.

April 2003–August 2007
Parking Administrator, City of Newark, Del

August 2002–March 2003
Intern, Planning Department, City of Newark, Del.

January–June 2002
Legislative Fellow, Delaware General Assembly, Dover, Del.

January–May 2001
Intern, Office of U.S. Rep. Joseph Hoeffel (D-Pa.)

August 2000–May 2002
Research Assistant, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware, Newark, Del.