Polly Sierer

Polly Sierer was elected on November 26, 2013 and is serving her second term as Mayor of Newark.

Polly is an innate leader, tireless public servant and passionate about Newark’s future. Her genuine and contagious philanthropic spirit as well as her engaged community leadership will certainly benefit all of our neighbors in Newark.

Polly was born in Madison, Wisconsin.  She grew up in Iowa City, Iowa where she attended the University of Iowa.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Recreation Education in 1980 from the University of Iowa.  Residing in Christianstead with her husband Paul, Polly has lived in Newark for more than 25 years.  They have three daughters and a son.  

Work Experience

Polly has most recently worked as a Horticulture Assistant at Longwood Gardens the past seven years. Prior to Longwood Gardens, Polly worked for two decades in sales and marketing for local property management and development firms, where she handled several large accounts in Delaware and Pennsylvania.  

Civic Experience
A member of the Board of Directors – Newark Senior Center
A member of the Board of Directors – Newark Day Nursery and Children’s Center
President – Newark Area Welfare Committee & Val’s Needy Family Fund
Active member of the following organizations:
    Newark Morning Rotary Club
    Newark Empowerment Center
    Greater Newark Interagency Council
    Newark Arts Alliance
    Hope Dining Room
    Code Purple
    Meals on Wheels
    Peace Zones
Active member of First Presbyterian Church – Newark
2013 City of Newark Jefferson Award recipient