Communications

The Communications team includes the City’s chief communications officer, creative designer/web specialist and Welcome Center receptionist. Together, they are responsible for communicating with the public through a variety of channels including:

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 Seeks Participants for the New Water Quality Ambassador Program

    Newark's Public Works and Water Resources Department has established the Water Quality Ambassador Program to confirm the safety of the drinking water within the City. Recent tests demonstrate that the lead and copper levels are in compliance with EPA ... Read on...
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    City of Newark, US Census Bureau Plan 2020 Census Parade

    On Thursday, September 17, beginning at 6:00 p.m., Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long, Newark Mayor Jerry Clifton, members of City Council and representatives from the US Census Bureau will host a driving census caravan to remind residents to ... Read on...
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    Mayor Clifton Issues Statement on Fire at UD's Chabad Center for Jewish Life

    Following the fire at University of Delaware's Chabad Center for Jewish Life being declared arson, City of Newark Mayor Jerry Clifton issued the following statement: "It is heartbreaking to learn the fire at the Chabad Center was set intentionally... Read on...
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    Newark City Council Votes to Limit Social Gatherings

    To curb the likelihood of a coronavirus outbreak in Newark as University of Delaware students return to campus, members of City Council voted in favor of limiting indoor and outdoor social gatherings effective immediately... Read on...
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    Bulk Item and Recycling Collection Helpful Alternatives

    Due to the suspension of bulk collection from March-June, the resumption of this service has caused the schedule to fill faster than usual. Consequently, available collection dates are approximately 4-6 weeks from date of request. If you are able to ... Read on...
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    Alderman's Court Closed to the Public and In-Person Services Temporarily Suspended

    Alderman's Court, located at 220 South Main Street, is closed to the public effective immediately after a City employee reported experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, many staff members are self-isolating and ... Read on...
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    Mayor Clifton Issues Statement on Newark Housing Authority's Participation

    Newark Mayor Jerry Clifton issued the following statement in response to Newark's participation in the Family Reentry Pilot Program managed by multiple state agencies... Read on...
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    City of Newark Celebrates the Completion of Main Street Improvements

    Last night, the City of Newark celebrated the conclusion of a 14-month construction and infrastructure improvement project during the "Welcome Back to Main Street" event. Joined by state and local leaders, Mayor Jerry Clifton cut the ribbon on the new ... Read on...
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    8 Can't Wait Response and FAQ

    The City of Newark is dedicated to providing effective and impartial services, especially in the area of public safety. In light of the recent national events, it’s necessary to demonstrate the ways in which the Newark Police Department (NPD) practices... Read on...
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    Apply for a Temporary Outdoor Seating Permit

    In accordance with Delaware State of Emergency Modification #19 and City of Newark Emergency ordinance #20-03, food and drink establishments may apply for expanded outdoor seating. Interested applicants must follow these steps in order apply for such ... Read on...
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    City of Newark Resumes Limited In-Person Services

    The City of Newark Municipal Building located at 220 South Main Street has reopened for in-person services. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with the first hour designated for the elderly and at-risk customers. Service windows will ... Read on...
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    Department of Public Works and Water Resources Announces Schedule Updates

    Effective Wednesday, May 6, the City of Newark will resume weekly yard waste collections. Residents should place city-issued carts at the curb with the lids closed. Man made products of any kind are not allowed. Remember: if it didn't grow, it doesn't ... Read on...
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    Moving In or Out?

    Moving? Start your electric utility services using CustomerConnect 6 and avoid the wait! Read on...
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    Letter from City Manager, Departmental Changes

    As you are aware, COVID-19 has significantly impacted our country and the City of Newark. Governor John Carney issued a State of Emergency Declaration with 10 modifications to date. The ways in which we live our daily lives have drastically changed and... Read on...
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    City of Newark Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

    The City of Newark Electric Department has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) ® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years.. Read on...
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    Governor Carney Calls for Newarkers to Stay at Home

    On Sunday, March 22, Governor John Carney ordered all Delawareans to stay at home effective Tuesday, March 24, beginning at 8:00 a.m. to help slow the community spread of the COVID-19. All individuals currently living within the State of Delaware must ... Read on...
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    City Council Approves Emergency Ordinance in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

    Following the recommendations from Governor John Carney and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Newark City Council approved an emergency ordinance aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. The ordinance will be automatically sunset in 60 ... Read on...
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    COVID-19 Related Changes to City of Newark Operations

    The City of Newark announces multiple preventative measures to reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19, a respiratory virus identified in Newark and throughout the state. The health and safety of our community and staff is vitally important and... Read on...
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    City of Newark Seeks Input for Downtown Parking Improvements

    On Tuesday, February 25th, The City of Newark Planning & Development Department is seeking public input for its Downtown Parking Plan. Two public workshops will be conducted in a flexible, "drop-in" format from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m... Read on...
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    City of Newark Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

    The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Newark by Government Finance Officers of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 2018 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The ... Read on...
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    Newark Places Recycling Program at Residents' Fingertips

    The City of Newark is excited to announce it has partnered with the largest national recycling education network, Recycle Coach, making its recycling program readily available to residents on desktop and mobile applications... Read on...
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    Newark Offers Main Street Visitors the Chance to Earn Gift Cards

    The City of Newark, in collaboration with The Newark Partnership, is happy to announce an exciting opportunity for Main Street visitors. From December 14th to February 10th, the City will host a social media contest that will provide participants the ... Read on...
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    Newark to Increase Parking Availability on Weekends

    The City of Newark, in conjunction with DelDOT, is pleased to announce that some currently restricted parking on Main Street will be made available on weekends starting Friday, November 15th. Metered parking spaces opposite the construction zone will... Read on...
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    HUD Regional Administrator Joseph DeFelice Visits Newark

    On Friday, October 25, Mayor Jerry Clifton welcomed Joseph DeFelice, Regional Manager for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for a tour of properties managed by the Newark Housing Authority (NHA) and a conversation about... Read on...
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    Main Street is Open for Business: Seven of Ten Phases of Main Street Construction Complete

    The first seven (7) major phases of DelDOT's road construction and infrastructure improvements on East Main Street are complete, the City of Newark announced today. Both lanes from Library Avenue to Chapel Street are now open and free from construction... Read on...
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    Fitch Ratings issues AA+ bond rating to the City of Newark

    Fitch Ratings, a global provider of credit ratings, commentary and research, recognized the City of Newark's strong fiscal practices by issuing an AA+ bond rating earlier this month. Fitch also highlighted the City's strong economy and low unemployment... Read on...
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    City of Newark to host Community Workshop focused on sustainability

    On Thursday, October 17, the City of Newark invites the public to a workshop to learn about the sustainability plan draft, Sustainable Newark. Areas of focus include the City's commitment to clean energy, sustainable land development and clean... Read on...
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    Payments and Utility Billing is OPEN

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the utility system upgrade scheduled for August 19th has been postponed. Pre authorized payments do not need to be updated at this time. Please continue to check our website for further updates. Read on...
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    City of Newark and DEMEC Introduce Efficiency Smart Program for Newark Electric Customers

    Program offers rebates and several services designed to help residents and businesses reduce energy use Read on...
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    Real estate taxes just got a whole lot easier!

    City of Newark residents can now view and pay their property bill taxes online. Read on...
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    Newark featured in Kiplinger's

    Newark has been named one of sixteen great small towns for early retirement Read on...
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    Newark Announces Partnership with Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative

    New purchases will cut annual gas usage by up to 1 million gallons; Collaborative also announces plans for new national solicitation for school buses... Read on...
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    2019 Water Quality Report now available

    The City of Newark Water Department has been committed to providing high-quality water since 1888. As a result of our regular sampling and testing program, we are proud to report Newark meets or exceeds the water quality standards... Read on...
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    Rain Barrel Grant Program

    As part of Newark’s Stormwater Utility, residents in the City can apply to receive a free rain barrel, while supplies last. Rain barrels capture water from the roof so it can be reused for watering plants or washing cars, which can save on your water ... Read on...
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    Pomeroy Connector Trail

    The City of Newark is pleased to announce that construction has officially begun on a new multi-use trail that will connect Fremont Road to Creek Road and provide our residents and visitors access to Newark’s historical trail network. The new trail ... Read on...
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    Main Street Improvement Website

    Stay informed about the Newark Main Street Improvement project by visiting mainstreetimprovements.com! Read on...
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    Information on White Clay Creek Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Workshop

    The public workshop for the White Clay Creek Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge has concluded. If you were not able to attend the workshop but would like to view the graphics boards, please ... Read on...
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    Information from Main Street Rehabilitation Meeting

    This week’s public information workshops for the Main Street Rehabilitation and Pedestrian Improvement project have concluded. If you were not able to attend the workshops but would like to view the graphics boards, please click the link below. Read on...
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    Rodney Underpass Reopened with Limited Access

    The Environmental work at the Rodney Dormitory property is still underway, however, the railroad underpass has been reopened with limited access. The access to and from South Main Street will be to and from Forest Lane only. Please use caution and ... 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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    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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