Community Engagement

The Community Engagement team includes the City’s Chief of Community Engagement, a Creative Designer/Web Specialist, Admin Professional, and mailroom staff. Together, they are responsible for communicating and connecting with the public in a variety of ways. They regularly work with state, county and municipal agencies, as well as community partners, to ensure clear, consistent messaging is shared with the community. Connect with the City using these methods:

The Community Engagement Division is also primarily responsible for the organization and implementation of City-sponsored community events including groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings and larger events such as Main Street Alfresco and National Night Out.

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  1. Energy Audit

    The City of Newark Launches Tools to Help Customers Identify Ways to Save on Utilities

    Newark residents and ratepayers looking for ways to save money and energy in their homes are encouraged to check out the new tools available in the Energy Resource Center on our website. Read on...
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    Free Water for a Year!

    To encourage the public's participation in the customer side service survey, the City has launched a lottery with a chance to win free water for a year. Four drawings will be held approximately every three months. If your property submits a survey ... Additional Info...
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    Newark Named a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

    Newark, Delaware, receives the silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community Award from The League of American Bicyclists, marking a Delaware first. The honor acknowledges Newark's 12-year commitment to bike safety, inclusivity, and education. Read on...
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    City of Newark Earns Grant to Electrify Fleet Vehicles, Mowers

    The City of Newark is pleased to announce the receipt of $532,000 in grant funding from Energize Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Rebates Program, which ... Read on...
  5. News Brief Web

    City of Newark Newsletter

    Residents can now read the latest issue of City of Newark's newsletter online. Click this article to see what is happening in our city! Read on...
  6. Contract 22-14 Street Improvement Program Exhibit

    2023 Street Improvements

    Beginning Wednesday, April 5, 2023, Grassbusters Landscaping Co., Inc. is scheduled to begin curb replacement, milling and paving on several City streets as part of our Annual Street Improvement Program. The street improvements will be completed in ... Read on...
  7. SAfe Streets

    Safe Streets New Castle County

    Save lives with Safe Streets New Castle County! Take a survey for WILMAPCO to prioritize safety for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists & transit users. Identify risky areas on our map. Visit wilmapco.org/safestreets to share ideas.
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    2023 City Council Election Canceled

    The City of Newark municipal election scheduled for April 11, 2023 was uncontested and has been canceled. Councilmembers John Suchanec, Corinth Ford and Dwendolyn Creecy secured an additional term in Districts 1, 2 and 4 respectively. A solicitation ... Read on...
  9. Council Election

    City of Newark to Hold Municipal Election on April 11, 2023

    The City of Newark will hold its annual municipal election on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. The offices for which an election will be held are the office of Council Member for Districts 1,2 and 4. Members of council serve staggered two-year terms... Read on...
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    Newark Police Department Announces New Police Chief

    Newark City Manager Tom Coleman announced today that Acting Chief Mark Farrall has been chosen to lead the Newark Police Department (NPD) as Chief of Police effective February 1, 2023. A lifelong Newark resident, Mark Farrall is a graduate of Newark ... Read on...
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    City of Newark Parking Rate Increase Effective Tuesday, January 17

    Effective Tuesday, January 17, hourly parking rates in city-operated lots and on metered streets will increase by $1.00. Municipal parking lots will increase to $2.00 and meters will increase to $2.25 per hour. The change is a result of the 2023 budget Read on...
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    Newark Police Department Chief Paul Tiernan Announces Retirement

    Newark Police Department Chief of Police Paul Tiernan announced that he will retire from the agency effective January 31, 2023. Chief Tiernan was hired by NPD in September 2007 after a distinguished law enforcement career in Teaneck, New Jersey. Chief ... Read on...
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    Yard Waste Collection

    The last “Green Wednesday” yard waste collection will be Wednesday, December 7 and will return on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. The City will have scheduled collections during this time. Please call (302) 366-7000 to schedule. Carts will only be collected ... Read on...
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    City of Newark Launches its First-ever Mobile App

    Teams from the City of Newark municipal offices, Alderman's Court, and the Newark Police Department have collaborated to design and develop a brand-new app for Newark residents and visitors. AskNewarkDE is a resourceful, user-friendly, and free app ... Read on...
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    Newark's IT Applications Team Wins Outstanding Customer Service Award

    At the Harris Customer Training Conference (HCTC) in Las Vegas last month, Daina Montgomery and Latrice Nichols from the IT Applications team earned the coveted Outstanding Customer Service Award. Participant submissions displayed innovative approaches... Read on...
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    Newark GIS Team Receives National Recognition

    Newark's Geographic Information System (GIS) team, housed within the Public Works and Water Resources Department (PWWR), recently received the "Special Achievement in GIS" award at the Esri annual conference. Esri received approximately 100,000 ... Read on...
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    Understanding the City of Newark Utility Rate Increase

    Due to circumstances outside of its control, the City of Newark, a community electric utility powered by the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), is increasing the current Revenue Stabilization Adjustment (RSA) by $0.01367 per kilowatt... Read on...
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    Old Paper Mill Road Park Project Update

    JMT, City of Newark's planning consultant, presented a brief background of the project, a summary of the planning process, an overview of the preliminary plan, and a schedule for implementing park improvements on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Files from ... Read on...
  19. 2022 Water Quality Report

    2022 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 of the Delaware ... Read on...
  20. Recycling Audit

    City of Newark to Conduct Recycle Audits Starting February 24

    Refuse collectors aim to reduce contamination and improve recycling habits Starting Thursday, February 24, the City of Newark will conduct recycling audits during regularly scheduled ... Read on...
  21. Renewable Energy News Flash Website

    Newark’s Renewable Energy Program

    Beginning May 27, City of Newark utility customers will have the option to obtain 100% of their electricity from renewable sources. New customers will be automatically enrolled in the program, and existing customers can opt-in using the form below... 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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    Moving In or Out?

    Moving? Start your electric utility services using CustomerConnect 6 and avoid the wait! 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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    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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