Open Space Advisory Board

Board Responsibilities

The New Castle County Open Space Advisory Board is a nine-member public board, mandated by County law, that is responsible for advising the County on implementing best practices in preserving open space within the County.  

Information Regarding Virtual Public Meetings and Hearings: 

In accordance with 29 Del. C. Section 10006, Public Hearings will be held as virtual meetings utilizing Zoom Webinar.  Unless otherwise specified, the Multipurpose Room of the James H. Gilliam, Jr. Building located at 67 Reads Way will be accessible during scheduled hearing 

times for members of the public to attend virtual meetings in-person. The appropriate weblink, call-in number(s) and webinar ID number for all hearings may be found approximately two (2) business days prior to the scheduled hearing date at the top of the appropriate meeting *agenda.   

*NOTE: Up-to-date public hearing agendas including Zoom meeting log-in information are available in our Agenda Center or through the Scheduled Meeting links below.

Scheduled Meetings (Click below for agendas):

September 21, 2023:
This meeting will be held virtually at 10am

June 15, 2023:
This meeting will be held virtually at 10am

March 9, 2023:
This meeting will be held virtually.

September 23, 2022:

In-Person at 9:30am
Gilliam Building Multipurpose Room
77 Reads Way
New Castle, DE 19720

May 17, 2022:

January 25, 2022:

December 8, 2021:

November 2, 2021:

 Public Meetings:

  • Meetings are held quarterly throughout the year.
  • Public comments welcome


  • Robert Ehemann
  • Sherri Evans-Stanton
  • Jennifer Adkins
  • Lee Jarmon
  • Mathew J. Sarver
  • Jason Hoover
  • Simeon Hahn
  • Dora Williams
  • David Yan

Legal Authority

The board is granted authority under the County Code Chapter 2.05.306

Annual  Reports: