Newark, Delaware, United States
William J. "Bill" Fasano, Jr., was born and raised in both Elkton, Maryland, and Newark, Delaware. He attended Cobbs Elementary School in Brookside, Delaware, and Mount Aviat Academy in Childs, Maryland. He is a graduate of Saint Mark's High School in Wilmington, and received both his BA (International Relations) and MPA (State and Local Management) at the University of Delaware in Newark. He completed post-graduate coursework in urban affairs, public policy, and urban planning. His post-graduate research in urban planning systematically studied the contribution of popular cinema to processes of visioning and visualization to the democratic method of urban planning. He has assisted or served as the project manager for comprehensive development plans in twelve Delaware municipalities, and he has made significant contributions to publications on transportation planning and design. He has conducted and presented the results original research and writing at national conferences hosted by institutions that include the DePaul University College of Law, the Urban Affairs Association, the World Future Society, and the American Society for Public Administration.
Bill is an accomplished manager and technical specialist in both the private and public sectors. While at MBNA Bank, Bill managed a team of customer satisfaction specialists and assisted in testing new customer management software. While studying and completing funded research at both the University of Delaware and Arizona State University, Bill taught or co-taught graduate courses in comprehensive planning, land use law, zoning, public policy, public service research, and urban demography. He has participated in both curriculum planning processes and multiple study abroad sessions in the fields of urban studies and planning. He served as a legislative fellow in the 142nd Delaware General Assembly.
Bill has served as a municipal and state manager, and he currently manages a Delaware State Park. He is an accomplished grantwriter, and he has drafted municipal codes and ordinances, administered capital and operating budgets, managed the maintenance of complex utility infrastructure, supervised office of code enforcement and finanace, wrote and administered contracts with private contractors and a collective bargaining unit, managed official social media accounts, and oversaw payroll and benefits for local merit and non-merit employees.
Bill is a lifelong learner.