About Us

Founded in 1962, the Civic League For New Castle County is an organization comprised of community civic associations, umbrella civic groups, good government groups, businesses, and interested individuals. The League provides a forum for education about, discussion of, and action on issues relating to the impact of government on the quality of life in New Castle County

Monday, January 16, 2023

CLNCC Monthly ZOOM Meeting: Guests, Lead-Free DE On Lead Sampling Testing In Schools; The Public Advocate On DPL Rates - 7PM Tuesday, January 17th


CLNCC Monthly Meeting

7 p.m. Tuesday, January 17th 

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Election of Directors and Officers 2022-23 CONTINUED.

Civic League for New Castle County Zoom Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM EST January 17th 2022  
Topic :: The Fiasco of Lead Sampling Testing in Schools - How Does Division of Public Health Secretary Still Have A Job?
Experts :: Sarah Bucic MSN & Amy Roe Ph.D. 
Second Topic :: Exelon / DPL Close to Rolling blackouts on Christmas Eve - Did anyone hear about this?
Experts :: Delaware Public Advocate Andrew Slater 
Continuation of Annual Meeting :: Voting for slate as presented last month w adjustments .
1) Directors Ballot for 2022-23
Vic Singer
Donnie Shankie
Barry Shotwell
Chuck Stirk
Mike Johnston
2). Officers Ballot for 2022-2023
Chuck Stirk - President
Scot Sauer - Treasurer
Barry Shotwell - Secretary
Bill Dunn - 1st VP
Nancy Willing - 2nd VP 
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Meeting ID: 898 692 4710
Passcode: 12345

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Updated: Joint Legislative And Sunset Review Committee Petition To Address Childhood Lead Poisoning Programs, Meeting 11AM January 26th In Dover


CLNCC supports the Lead-Free DE petition and initiative to get a reivew of State programs around childhood lead poisoning.  
Write to the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Meeting to ask for their help.  
Hybrid Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Meeting: 11 a.m. Thursday, January 26th Agenda and Livestream links HERE
Written public comments accepted at sunset@delaware.gov.
I sent this email to the committee on January 26th:
Dear members,
I signed onto a petition from Lead-Free DE that requests an evalutation from this committee on State programs that address childhood lead poisoning. The Civic League for New Castle County also takes this position.
I cannot be in Dover today to stand with Lead-Free Delaware on this issue, but please know these petition signatories are your constituents who need your help. Please consider this request at your meeting today.
Nancy Willing
VP and Lobbyist
Civic League for NCC

Alert from Lead-Free Delaware: Please sign.

Petition to the Joint Legislative and Sunset Review Committee

Following feedback and conversation about the current status of childhood lead poisoning in Delaware, Lead-Free Delaware is moving forward with a petition to the Joint Legislative and Sunset Review Committee to evaluate the State programs that address childhood lead poisoning.  

Please sign this petition no later than Friday, January 20.

Stay up to date on lead poisoning prevention in Delaware.

Join our email list: https://forms.gle/BxdyrPcfjDvbdByt8 

Find us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LeadFreeDelaware

Read our blog:  https://leadfreede.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Bob Valihura On Homeowner And Civic Associations: The Basics, 5:30PM Monday, January 23rd At The Claymont Library

CCOBH Seminar

Homeowner and Civic Associations: The Basics

5:30 p.m. Monday, January 23rd

Claymont Library

400 Lenape Way, Claymont, DE 19703

CCOBH Seminar-Homeowner and Civic Associations: The Basics, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 5:30pm

CCOBH (The Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred) is pleased once again to present, “Homeowner and Civic Associations: The Basics", a repeat of the first of its series of seminars for assistance to current or future board members of Civic Associations in Brandywine Hundred.

This seminar, focusing on the fundamentals, is intended to introduce Civic Association Board members to the legal and structural aspects of serving on a non-profit Board of Directors. This seminar, to be led by CCOBH Acting President, Robert J. Valihura, Jr., Esquire, will cover the structures of Civic Associations and Homeowner Associations, the integration of Delaware law and a community’s controlling documents, the role of the Board of Directors, including fiduciary duties imposed on board members, reporting obligations, the limitation of liability of directors and some of the basics of addressing the Board’s role in overseeing deed restriction enforcement.

A former State Representative and a current Adjunct Professor of Law teaching the Delaware Corporate law applicable to corporations and Civic Associations, Bob focuses his practice on representation of communities up and down the state concerning these types of structural Board issues.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know to more confidently, effectively and knowledgeably represent your community. CCOBH hopes to see you on Monday, January 23rd at 5:30 p.m. at the Claymont Library.


Sunday, December 18, 2022

CLNCC Annual Meeting And Election - 7PM Tuesday, December 20th Via ZOOM

CLNCC Monthly Meeting

7 p.m. Tuesday, December 20th 

ZOOM Program

Join Meeting HERE

Annual Meeting

Election of Directors and Officers 2022-23

Civic League for New Castle County 

Time:  7:00 PM EST December 20th 2022

Topic ::  Annual Meeting 
Link :: https://tinyurl.com/2p8znsjt
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Meeting ID: 898 692 4710
Passcode: 12345

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Development Impact Fee Hybrid Public Workshop - 6:30PM Monday, December 12th In New Castle And Via ZOOM (RSVP)

From Councilman Dave Carter - 

Development Impact Fee Public Workshop

6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, December 12th

HYBRID Program
NCC Gilliam Building - Multi Purpose Conference Room 
67 Reads Way New Castle, DE 19720


REMINDER: Impact Fee Study Pubic Hearing - New Castle County Government contracted the Rossi Group to conduct a study of its Development Impact Fee practices and to develop considerations for future implementation.  Impact fees are needed to help pay for infrastructure capital costs to meet the new needs from development such as: parks, libraries, public safety buildings, and other county facilities.

The Department of Land Use will host a Public Workshop on December 12, 2022 at 6:30pm to present the findings of the Development Impact Fee Study and receive public feedback.
This event will be held in-person at the Gilliam Building (67 Reads Way) and live-streamed via Zoom.  For those attending in-person, the presentation will be followed by an Open House styled workshop where the public may engage with, ask questions, and share comments with the County and consultant. Those participating virtually are asked to submit any questions or comments via email to LandUse@newcastlede.gov

If you are interested, you can register for the event here.  If you would like to participate virtually, the ZOOM link will be distributed to registrants on the morning of the event.
Contact Us
Councilman David Carter
800 N French Street - 8th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801


Rachel Zara
Legislative Aide


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

CLNCC Monthly ZOOM Meeting - With NCC Council Candidate-Elect Brandon Toole - 7PM Tuesday, October 18th

CLNCC Monthly Meeting

7 p.m. Tuesday, October 20th

ZOOM Program

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Civic League for New Castle County  Zoom Meeting

Time:  7:00 PM EST October 18th 2022

Topic : 1st County Council District Candidate elect 
Guest : Brandon Toole
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Meeting ID: 898 692 4710
Passcode: 12345

Monday, September 19, 2022

CLNCC ZOOM Meeting - Guests: Rep. District 13 General Election Candidates Coelho And Neal, 7PM Tuesday, September 20th

CLNCC Monthly Meeting

7 p.m. Tuesday, September 20th

ZOOM Program

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The General Assembly candidates for the 13th District House seat in the 2022 General Election, Carlucci Coelho and DeShanna Neal, have been invited to speak. The public is welcome. Zoom link below. 

20 Sept 2022 Zoom Meeting at 7PM .

See their campaign web page:

Coelho for District 13

DeShanna Neal For District #13

Neal won the September 13th primary against incumbent Larry Mitchell - Primary voters send two prominent Delaware lawmakers into involuntary retirement