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Community Development & Urban Planning Committee Sub-Committee to Promote Healthy Communities

 City Council’s Community Development and Urban Planning Committee (CD&UP) announced the formation of the “Healthy Communities” Sub-Committee.  Healthy Communities will be a sub-committee of the CD&UP and will be focusing on examining best practices and solutions to address housing issues and community revitalization.

The creation of the Sub-Committee was in response to the feedback received from the public regarding the proposed Housing Code Bill.

“There is a need to work collaboratively with community members to find solutions to address vacant housing and blight,” said Councilwoman Rysheema Dixon. “Our goal with the formation of this sub-committee is to work with housing experts, homeowners, landlords and tenants to find holistic and creative strategies for addressing Wilmington’s housing issues.”

The Healthy Communities Sub-Committee will include the CD&UP Committee members and designees or representatives as well as members from stakeholder groups affected by housing policy including:


Tenants

Homeowners

Landlord/Rental Property Owners

Housing/Real Estate Experts

Housing and Homeownership Service Providers

Fair Housing Advocates


CD&UP Committee is looking for 15 members of the community to participate on the Healthy Communities Sub-Committee. Anyone that is interested in working on this committee should contact Councilwoman Rysheema Dixon at rjdixon@wilmingtonde.gov or by calling (302) 576-2140 no later than Thursday, August 1.

Healthy Communities will convene its first meeting on Friday, August 23, 2019.


Read more Wilmington News, Scoop USA Media, July 17, 2019 page 14

County Executive launches scholarship to support college affordability

Newark, DE – County Executive Matt Meyer joined school leaders, educational advocates and students at Newark High School to launch a scholarship program to support college affordability for New Castle County residents. 

“I am pleased to establish the largest scholarship program in the history of New Castle County government to benefit high school seniors, current college students and adults who are pursuing higher education to build their careers and support their families,” County Executive Matt Meyer said.  “Each year more than half of our high school graduates plan to continue onto college where tuition costs have more than doubled nationally over the past 20 years.  That rising cost places incredible pressure on New Castle County residents and threatens to put college education out of reach.  At a time when millions of jobs across our country are unfilled because of a skills gap we need to do more to support continuing education for all.  Our scholarship program is an investment in a brighter future for our county and its people.”

Read More, Scoop USA Media March 22, 2019

Give Kids a Smile Day

Wilmington- On Saturday, March 30,  dentists and hygienists will be providing free dental care for children during "Give Kids a Smile" day, an annual collaborative effort among dental professionals sponsored by the American Dental Association.

From 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. children will be able to receive checkups, cleanings, and necessary treatments to promote good oral hygiene - and it's all for free.

The "Give Kids a Smile" service day will take place at Graylyn Dental, located at 2205 Silverside Road in Wilmington.

Parents can schedule an appointment ahead of time by calling 302.388.1554.

Read More, Scoop USA Media March 22, 2019

City Council confirms Robert M. Goff Jr., Esq. as next City Solicitor

WILMINGTON – City Councilmembers confirmed the appointment of Robert M. Goff Jr., Esq. as the next Wilmington City Solicitor.

Councilmembers unanimously approved a resolution that formally names Goff as City Solicitor representing the Mayor, City Council, and all City departments, boards, and commissions.

Read More, Scoop USA Media March 22, 2019

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Dance4Life celebrates at the 2018 Thanksgiving Day Parade

What an amazing Thanksgiving! DANCE4LIFE School of the Arts and Training Institute had the honor of participating in the 6abc Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade. We had such a great time! From the 4:30am call time, to record breaking low temperatures,...the girls layered up and in true D4L fashion was superb! At the end, they peeled out of all 8 million layers and celebrated another successful event!    Dance4Life photo

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