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.


Press Releases

  1. Mayors Fun Ride Logo

    Registration Open for 3rd Annual Mayor's Fun Ride

    The popular and expanded Mayor's Fun Ride is back for a third year, with two courses to encourage cyclists of all ages to participate and be active. The courses include a 2.5-mile family fun ride or a scenic 8.5-mile ride for more advanced cyclists. Read on...
  2. election update

    City of Newark Election Results

    Chris Hamilton, Mark Morehead and Jerry Clifton will officially be sworn in as City Council members for the new term on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. Read on...
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    Residents & Businesses Reminded to Register Alarm Systems

    In an effort to reduce the number of false alarms the Newark Police Department responds to each year, City of Newark officials are reminding residents and businesses of registration requirements regarding alarm systems. Read on...
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    Newark City Council Appoints Acting City Manager

    Following an executive session held during a special Council meeting on Monday night, Newark City Council unanimously voted to appoint Public Works and Water Resources department director Tom Coleman as acting city manager. Read on...
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    City of Newark Announces New Director of Planning and Development

    The City of Newark announced Mary Ellen Gray has accepted the role of Director of Planning and Development, succeeding Maureen Feeney Roser, who announced her retirement in January of this year. Read on...
  6. Portrait of City Manager Carol Houck

    Newark City Manager Carol Houck To Retire After 25+ Year Career

    Following a career in public service spanning nearly four decades, Newark City Manager Carol Houck announced her retirement today to take on a new role as City Manager for Delaware City. Read on...
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Contact Us

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    Kelly Bachman

    Communications Manager
    E-Mail

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    Megan McNerney
    E-mail

    220 South Main St.
    Newark, DE 19711

    Ph: 302-366-7000

    Hours
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.