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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    Thanksgiving Holiday Recycling Schedule Changes

    Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday, recycling normally collected on Thursday, November 22 will be collected on Wednesday, November 21. There will be no changes to Friday’s recycling collection. There will be no “Green Wednesday” Yard Waste Collection... Read on...
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    City of Newark Collecting Goods to Benefit Food Bank of Delaware

    The City of Newark will once again serve as a collection site for the Food Bank of Delaware this holiday season, encouraging residents to embrace the spirit of giving and support those in need. Beginning today, Monday, November 5, two donation barrels... Read on...
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    Newark Area Transit Study Survey

    Newark residents are invited to share their ideas and experiences with transit in Newark. We are seeking feedback from both those who use transit and those who don’t. WILMAPCO, DART First State, City of Newark, Cecil County Transit and the University... Read on...
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    City of Newark Parking Map Update

    You don't have to wait to see the parking countdown signs. You can now decide where to park in downtown Newark before you get in your car. Our updated GIS map shows the available spaces in lots 1, 3 & 4! All City of Newark interactive maps are located... Read on...
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    Fall Leaf Collection

    The City of Newark will begin collecting leaves on Monday, October 8 and continue through the end of December. Residents should expect collection once per week during the beginning of the season and once every other week during peak season. Read on...
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    Budget Central 2019

    Budget season is here, and that means Budget Central is back. Please visit to view any item related to the 2019 budget process. 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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    Newark's City Secretary Named Delaware Clerk of the Year

    Two successful elections, including the City's first referendum in nearly two decades, were among several notable accomplishments earning Newark City Secretary Renee Bensley the honor of Delaware Clerk of the Year for 2018. The distinction, awarded by ... Read on...
  9. Prestons Playground Press Release

    Hundreds of Volunteers Expected to Help Construct Preston's Playground

    Hundreds of volunteers representing several local businesses will work in partnership with City staff next week to complete construction of Preston's Playground. Beginning Monday, August 6, the volunteer workforce will assist staff of the Parks and ... Read on...
  10. City Manager Search

    City Manager Finalists Not Selected for Role

    Following a nationwide recruitment effort, Newark City Council conducted interviews for the position of City Manager over the past several weeks. Two candidates were presented to the community on Tuesday, July 24, and feedback from residents and City... Read on...
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    Cleveland Avenue Paving Project

    DelDOT intends to begin the mill and overlay of East Cleveland Avenue between Capitol Trail and S. Chapel Street/ Paper Mill Road. The work will result in new traffic patterns throughout the roadway and will be done at night from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m... Read on...
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    2018 Water Quality Report

    The City of Newark quality report for 2018 is now available! You can view the report online at 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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    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...
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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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    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...
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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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Contact Us

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    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.