Community Affairs

The Communications team includes the City’s communication manager, community affairs officer, creative designer/web specialist and Welcome Center receptionist. Together, they are responsible for communicating with the public through a variety of channels including:

Downtown Newark Partnership

The community affairs officer is also the administrator for the Downtown Newark Partnership (DNP). The DNP is a private/public partnership dedicated to the aesthetic, economic, cultural and social enhancement of downtown Newark. The Partnership has created a unique environment in which the City of Newark, businesses, residential communities, and the University of Delaware can work together toward a common goal: The ongoing enhancement of downtown Newark with mutual benefits.

CGI Communications Partnership

The City of Newark recently partnered with CGI Communications, in cooperation with the National League of Cities and United States Conference of Mayors, to develop a cost-free community showcase program that will allow Newark to better promote tourism, educate and welcome future families and residents, recruit new business and more. The partnership opportunity includes the development of high-quality videos on a variety of topics of interest to Newark and/or its constituents – all at no cost to the City. Costs are absorbed through sponsorship by local businesses and in concert with local non-profits, all of which are solicited by CGI.
  1. Main Street Road Work

    Public Notice: Road Patching Scheduled on E. Main Street

    In an effort to address the potholes downtown, DelDOT is scheduled to begin patching E. Main Street on Monday, June 4. Lane closures will be necessary during the patching project, but the road will remain open. Patching operations will likely take ... Read on...
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    City of Newark Holiday Refuse Schedule

    Due to the Memorial Day holiday, refuse normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday, and refuse normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday. There will be no “Green Wednesday” yard waste collection on Wednesday, May 30. Read on...
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    City of Newark Ranked Among Safest Cities in Delaware

    Citing grassroots efforts and an increase in police personnel as reasons for making Delaware a safer place to live, SafeWise recently released its "10 Safest Cities in Delaware" report, listing Newark as the safest large City in the state and 4th safest Read on...
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    UDon't Need It? Student Move out Reuse and Recycle Program

    Accepting reusable furniture and household goods! Read on...
  5. Pubs Closing Website Graphic 4-20

    Payments and Utility Billing Temporarily Closed 5/30, Online payments available

    Payments and Utility Billing will be closed from 9 until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30 due to staff training and development. Residents may still make payments online at Read on...
  6. 4-16 Town Hall Forum

    Public Notice: Three Town Hall Forums on Proposed Referendum Added to Schedule

    Following an affirmative vote by Council this January, the City began taking the necessary planning steps regarding a possible referendum to be held on Tuesday, June 19. The referendum would address the ability for the City to seek approval to... Read on...
  7. City Manager Search

    Nationwide Search for Newark City Manager Underway

    A dynamic, experienced municipal professional is being sought to serve as the next city manager for the City of Newark. Following the departure of former city manager Carol Houck last May, Public Works and Water Resources director Tom Coleman... Read on...
  8. Earth Day 2018

    Earth Day Raffle

    The City of Newark and Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) are again partnering with Ronny’s Garden World for an Earth Day Raffle. Each community winner will win a gift certificate for a tree or shrub valued up to $89.98. To enter, please ... Read on...
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    Newark Police Department Receives Gold Standard Accreditation

    Underscoring an ongoing commitment to serving its community, the Newark Police Department (NPD) recently received its 8th award for Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)... Read on...
  10. Jefferson Award Winners

    Volunteers Recognized at City of Newark Jefferson Awards Ceremony

    Surrounded by a crowd of friends, neighbors and local officials, several outstanding volunteers were presented with Jefferson Awards at a ceremony held at Grain Craft Bar & Kitchen on Monday, March 19. Organizations and groups engaged in ... Read on...
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    City of Newark Recognized for Superior Financial Reporting for Eighth Straight Year

    The City of Newark was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This is the eighth consecutive year the award was presented to... Read on...
  12. Learn More About Stormwater Utility

    Stormwater Utility Info

    Beginning January 1, 2018, City of Newark property owners began paying a monthly stormwater utility fee. To learn more about the fee, visit the Public Works Stormwater Utility page.
  13. CGI Video Tour

    Video Tour of City of Newark

    The City of Newark is excited to release a new series of videos that highlight everything our community offers residents, visitors, and business owners. The videos were created in partnership with CGI Communications, Inc. Watch the video tour here!
  14. McKees Solar Park

    Newark's McKees Solar Park Hits Power Generation Milestone

    Since coming online in October 2014, McKees Solar Park has generated more than one million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean energy - enough power for nearly 111 homes for an entire year. The milestone, achieved the afternoon of Thursday, February 8, was a... Read on...
  15. A Better Newark Award Seeking Nominations

    Newark Conservation Advisory Committee Seeks Nominations for "A Better Newark" Award

    With a continued focus on recognizing residents who have taken the lead in landscape sustainability, the Conservation Advisory Committee (CAC) seeks nominations for its "A Better Newark" award. Read on...
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    Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

    On Nov. 2, 2017, Kidde announced a recall of almost 38 million fire extinguishers sold in the United States. They may not work during a fire emergency if they become clogged and require a lot of force to use. Also, the nozzle can come off with ... Read on...
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    City of Newark Implements Stormwater Utility

    Following Council's affirmative vote to implement a city-wide stormwater utility on Monday, October 9, Newark became just the third city in Delaware to enact the progressive measure. The utility charge is expected to raise $1.4 million each year and ... Read on...
  18. Newark-Livestream

    Online Access to Newark City Council Meetings Increases

    In an effort to maintain open access to local government, the City of Newark has partnered with Livestream to increase options for viewing Council meetings online. Read on...
  19. Medic Alert Foundation

    Newark Police Department Partners with MedicAlert Foundation

    The Newark Police Department, in partnership with MedicAlert Foundation, announced the implementation of a free program aimed to protect community members with dementia and autism who are at-risk for wandering emergencies. Read on...
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Contact Us

  1. Kelly-Bachman
    Kelly Bachman

    Communications Manager

    Megan McGuriman

    220 South Main St.
    Newark, DE 19711

    Ph: 302-366-7000

    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.