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.

Press Releases

  1. Rodney-Dorm-Site-Meeting-7-18-2017

    Public Workshops Scheduled for Citizen Input on Stormwater Project at Former Rodney Dorm Site

    As part of the robust public participation program supporting the redevelopment of the former Caesar Rodney Residence Hall Complex (Rodney Dorm Site), the City of Newark is hosting three public workshops to solicit input and feedback from the public. Read on...
  2. Food-and-Brew2017

    14th Annual Food and Brew Festival Coming to Downtown Newark

    The Downtown Newark Partnership and Out & About Magazine are proud to host a Newark summer tradition: the Downtown Newark Food and Brew Festival. The 14th annual festival will take place on Saturday, July 22, from noon-7 p.m. on E. Main Street and ... Read on...
  3. Academy Street Restoration and Detours

    Academy Street Restoration, Road Closures and Detours

    City of Newark's Street Improvement Program includes functional and structural repaving of 22 Newark streets segments consisting of curb replacement, catch basin repair, ADA curb ramp installation, milling, hot mix patching and resurfacing. Read on...
  4. FM-Global-Grant

    City of Newark to Bolster Fire Prevention Efforts with FM Global Grant

    The City of Newark was recently awarded a $1,680 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world's largest commercial property insurers. The award will be used to assist with fire prevention activities to help educate the community and reduce... Read on...
  5. 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...
  6. Water-Main-Flushing

    Public Notice: 2017 Water Main Flushing

    The Public Works and Water Resources Department will begin its 2017 water main flushing program on Monday, July 17, 2017. Water main flushing is necessary to test the hydrants to ensure adequate flow and pressure is available. Read on...
  7. 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...
  8. City of Newark Municipal Building

    City of Newark Implements Changes for Visitors to Municipal Building

    With a continued focus on its commitment to service excellence, the City of Newark recently modified the layout of the municipal building to better serve its customers. First-floor customer service hub streamlines access, and efficiency. Read on...
  9. Main Street lane closures graphic

    Intermittent Lane Closures - Main Street

    There will be intermittent left lane closures from South Chapel Street to South Main Street during the next 3 to 4 weeks due to power line maintenance. For more information please call the Electric department at 302-366-7000. Read on...
  10. Road Closure Title

    Road Closures - East Park Place and South Chapel Street

    Portions of East Park Place and South Chapel Street for a planned water main replacement project Closures will begin June 19, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. All closures will be during work hours only and reopened at the end of the work day. Read on...
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Contact Us

  1. Kelly-Bachman
    Kelly Bachman

    Communications Manager

    Megan McNerney

    220 South Main St.
    Newark, DE 19711

    Ph: 302-366-7000

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