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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    Public Notice: Route Change for Unicity Bus Service

    Due to construction work at the Fairfield Shopping Center, Unicity will temporarily reroute its bus service through that area. The detour will have the bus enter Country Club Drive and stop at the former DART bus stop. It will then continue on to ... 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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    Upcoming Events: Family Fun Night & Fabulous Fridays

    Newark's Parks and Recreation Department will host games and activities for the entire family at this FREE event on Friday, July 27. On the fourth Friday of June, July and August, the Downtown Newark Partnership encourages residents and visitors to ... Read on...
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    Smoke Testing of Sanitary Sewers Notice to Residents

    During the next few days the City of Newark, through its engineering consultants JMT, Inc. & TFE Resources, Inc., will conduct smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system in your area. This smoke testing involves blowing smoke into the sewer lines... Read on...
  5. Food and Brew News Post

    15th Annual Food and Brew Festival Coming to Main Street

    The Downtown Newark Partnership and Out & About Magazine are proud to host a Newark summer tradition: the Downtown Newark Food and Brew Festival. The 15th annual festival will take place on Saturday, July 21, from noon-7 p.m. on E. Main Street. Read on...
  6. City Manager Search

    Two Candidates Selected for Next Round of City Manager Search

    Following the first round of interviews by City Council members last week, two candidates, Vincent Jones and Mark Reeter, were selected to move forward in the search for Newark's next city manager. Both candidates will participate in a community meet ... Read on...
  7. Green Wednesday Holiday 7-4

    Green Wednesday Yard Waste Collection Schedule Change

    City offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. Please contact the City of Newark Public Works and Water Resources Department at (302) 366-7000 with any questions regarding the Green Wednesday cancellation.
  8. 2018 Water Quality Report News Flash

    2018 Water Quality Report

    The City of Newark quality report for 2018 is now available! You can view the report online at https://newarkde.gov/ccr. Read on...
  9. REFERENDUM RESULTS

    City of Newark Referendum Results

    Following an extensive education and outreach effort by City staff over the past several months, eligible voters went to the polls today to cast their ballots on four referendum questions. Read on...
  10. Water Main Flush

    Public Notice: 2018 Water Main Flushing

    The Public Works and Water Resources Department will begin its 2018 water main flushing program on Monday, June 4, 2018. Water main flushing is necessary to test the hydrants to ensure adequate flow and pressure is available. Additionally, flushing... 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...
  13. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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 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...
  18. 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...
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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...
  22. 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.