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.
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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...
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    City Manager Search Community Survey

    What are the main traits of a strong leader? What challenges do you think will face our next City Manager? Share your opinions in this survey! Read on...
  3. Spring Clean Out

    Upcoming Events & Vendor Opportunities

    Spring Clean Out Sale, Newark Parks & Recreation Summer Camp & Program Fair. Clean out your garage, attic or basement and join other flea marketers for the City of Newark Parks and Recreation Department's new Spring Clean Out Sale. Read on...
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    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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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!
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    Snow Central

    Information for City of Newark Residents regarding residential snow removal requirements, municipal snow removal procedures, as well as parking and snow emergency route information. Visit Snow Central...
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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...
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    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...
  12. 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

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    Kelly Bachman

    Communications Manager
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    Megan McGuriman
    E-mail

    220 South Main St.
    Newark, DE 19711

    Ph: 302-366-7000

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