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Fri May 2, 2014

Delaware Environmental Secretary Is Moving On

Delaware Environmental Secretary Collin O'Mara
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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's environmental secretary, Collin O'Mara, is resigning to become director of the National Wildlife Federation.

Officials with Gov. Jack Markell's administration confirmed Thursday that O'Mara will leave the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in July to lead the Reston, Virginia-based group.

The 35-year-old O'Mara was tapped by Markell to lead Delaware's environmental agency in 2009, making him the youngest state cabinet official in the nation at the time.

O'Mara, previously served as "clean tech strategist" for the city of San Jose, California.