County Council


The County Council is the legislative branch of New Castle County government. The council body includes 13 council members elected from each of 12 districts and the council president, who is elected at-large. The County Council studies issues that affect the operation of the government and the citizens it represents. Council writes and passes laws and resolutions that improve the operation and protect the health and welfare of the citizens of New Castle County. Council members serve staggered four-year terms.

Kenneth R. Woods, District 1George Smiley, District 7
Dee Durham, District 2John Cartier, District 8
Janet Kilpatrick, District 3Timothy Sheldon, District 9
Penrose Hollins, District 4Jea P. Street, District 10
Lisa Diller, District 5David Tackett, District 11
David Carter, District 6Bill Bell, District 12


Tuesday, October 5, 2021: County Council launches a new agenda center as it moves to Civic Clerk Agenda Management Software Platform.  Constituents will notice a new look when visiting Council's agenda center.  Read more about the new Council's new Agenda Center in the press release.


  • Under Title 29, Section 10006A of Delaware Code, New Castle County Council is holding this meeting as a telephone and video conference, utilizing Zoom Webinar.  In addition, this meeting is open to the public in Council Chambers (800 N. French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801).  The link to join the meeting via computer, smart device, or smart phone is:

    You may also call into the meeting (audio) using the following call in numbers:  1-312-626-6799 or +1-646-558-8656 or +1-346-248-7799 or +1-669-900-9128 or +1-253-215-8782 or +1-301-715-8592 Then enter the Webinar ID: 377 322 142.   If you do not have a good connection with one, please try the others.

  • Additional information regarding phone functionality during the meeting is available at:

  • Meeting materials, including a meeting agenda, legislation to be addressed during the meeting, and other materials related to the meeting are electronically accessible at
  • Members of the public joining the meeting may be provided an opportunity to make comments in real time.  A comment period will be administered by a moderator to ensure everyone may have an opportunity to comment.  If permitted to comment, you will not be able to speak until called upon by the moderator.   For those appearing virtually, there are functions in the program that allow you to do this.  Please see the link in the previous paragraph.