Bill Bell - District 12

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New Castle County Councilman Bill Bell is a native Delawarean and life-long resident of New Castle County. He is a family man, being married to his wife Barbara for over 30 years, and has raised two children, Jennifer and Teresa.

Bill began serving as a New Castle County Councilman representing District 12 in 2004. His top priority is to improve public safety in our community by providing the staff, equipment, and other tools necessary to enhance the effectiveness of our police force, paramedic service, fire service, emergency preparedness, and the 911 Communications Center.

He is presently the co-chair of the New Castle County Council's Public Safety Committee. He is also a member of the council's Finance / Administration, Personnel, Special Services, Land Use, Economic Development, Executive, and Community Services committees.

Bill has dedicated his life to public and community service in order to make New Castle County safe and healthy. He is currently the information and communications coordinator for the Delaware River and Bay Authority. He is the retired chief of the New Castle County Department of Public Safety's 911 Emergency Communications Center.

Other Public Service

  • Manager of New Castle County's Customer Information & Assistance Office
  • Retired member of Local 1607 and 3109 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
  • Past president of the National Emergency Number Association (911)
  • National Advisory Committee representative, Congressional Fire Service Institute

Community Service

  • Active member, Holloway Terrance Volunteer Fire Company - fire chief, 11 consecutive years; president and chairman of the Board, 9 consecutive years; and "Chief" Emeritus, Fire Chief Forever
  • Honorary member, Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company
  • Former vice president, New Castle County Volunteer Fireman's Association
  • Former president, New Castle County Fire Chief's Association
  • Member of the New Castle County Volunteer Fireman's Association - Fireman of the Year, 1997
  • Member of the Holloway Terrance / Mayview Manor Civic Association


Bill's goal is to assure that the citizens of New Castle County can safely raise their families in this community we are proud to call home. He is always driving himself forward to achieve this goal.