MARK CHURA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mark Chura is principal of Chura and Associates, a professional consulting firm that focuses on community revitalization, governmental affairs, capital campaign management and public/private land development projects. Chura and Associates was founded in 2007. Recent work in Lewes, Delaware includes master planning, developing community/ governmental support and funding, and construction management services for the City of Lewes and Lewes Public Library.
As a consultant to Horizon Philanthropic Services, his work focuses on capital campaign management, project management, strategic planning, operational and business plan development and grant writing for organizations throughout Sussex County. Mark previously served on the board and as executive director of Delaware Greenways, a nonprofit organization focused on scenic corridor preservation, context-sensitive land use planning, trail and greenway development and community wellness initiatives.
He worked as director of project management for Ocean Atlantic Associates, and served for many years as a senior administrator in Delaware’s state park system. In his state role, Mark managed Delaware’s public land acquisition program, park construction projects, and municipal grant programs.
Board member, East Coast Greenway Trail Committee
Board member, Lewes Rehoboth Canal Improvement Association
Colonial School District’s Career & Technical Education Advisory Council.
B.S. Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Delaware
Masters of Public Administration, University of Delaware