Rep. Kim Williams' June Community Update


Carvel Office Building
820 N. French Street
11th Floor 
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 577-8476

Legislative Hall
411 Legislative Avenue
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 744-4351


Dear Neighbor,

I hope this message finds you well! I hope you had a pleasant Memorial Day Weekend and had the opportunity to enjoy the warm weather. 

I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some important information affecting our community. Last week, Ken Woods was elected to serve the open New Castle County Council Seat for District 1, which was vacated after the death of the late Councilman, Joe Reda. 

I am excited to also share that the University of Delaware is adjusting their policy regarding state-funded merit-based scholarships. Please see their full letter addressed to me below. 

In addition, please take notice of the various upcoming community events in our area, including the Rockwood Ice Cream Festival and the Saint John the Beloved Carnival. I hope you can make one of these great events! 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions or concerns you may have about issues in the 19th District or the state. 


Kim Williams



Scholarship Commitment to Delawareans

I am excited to share that the University of Delaware is adjusting their policy regarding state-funded merit-based scholarships. Beginning with this fall's first-year students, the University of Delaware will remove the Diamond State Scholarship and the Michael Ferguson Scholarship from their need-based financial aid equation. I have been working with the university since October to resolve the issue after I was contacted by a Delaware family, and I'm excited to see all of our hard work come to fruition. Please see the full letter below. 

Ken Woods to Serve NCC Council District 1

Last week, Ken Woods was elected to serve the open New Castle County seat for District 1 vacated after the death of the late Joe Reda. The council body includes 13 council members elected from each of the 12 districts and the council president, who is elected at-large. As the District 1 council member, Ken Woods will represent areas covering Elsmere to Christina.

Click here for more information about Councilman Ken Woods and District 1

Upcoming Community Events

New Castle County hosts various special events in the community for people of all ages and backgrounds to interact and cometogetheras a community to enjoy one of the County’s parks. The events serve to build trust and a sense of belonging to the community and thus improve qualityoflife. Click here for more information.

Saint John the Beloved Carnival – June 6th – June 11th. Mark your calendars for the 50th anniversary of the carnival with faith, family, fun and food. Click here for more information.

  • Monday, June 6th – 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. DJ Dance Party in the Hall.
  • Tuesday, June 7th – 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Family Night.
  • Wednesday, June 8th – 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Ravioli Dinner.
  • Thursday, June 9th – 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Alumni Night (50th Anniversary).
  • Friday, June 10th – 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 11th – 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

RHWMH Civic Association Yard Sale – the Rolling Hills-Windemere-Manette Heights (RHWMH) Civic Association will host its community yard sale on Saturday, June 11th. The rain date will be Sunday, June 12th.

St. Anthony’s Italian Festival – June 12th – June 19th at 901 N. Dupont Street in Wilmington, DE 19805. Join members of the community for the 2016 St. Anthony’s Italian Festival, which will focus on the beauty and richness of Renaissance art and culture, which continues to inspire today’s contemporary, hi-tech society. Click here for more information.

New Castle County Ice Cream Festival – June 25th – June 26th at Rockwood Park. Experience family fun for children of all ages with vendors, live music, local restaurants, crafters, and local creameries serving the region’s best ice creams. The event is $5 admission and kids 12 and under will receive free admission. Click here for more information.

10th Annual Chester County Hot Air Balloon Festival – June 24th – June 26th at the New Garden Flying Field. The event is filled with activities on-the-ground and in-the-air, the festival provides family fun for all ages. 100+ vendors, live bands, balloons and glows, kid’s activities, and fireworks. Click here for more information. 

DE State Employees' Pension Plan Workshops


The below workshops are being held to provide information regarding the Delaware State Employees’ Pension Plan benefits. There is no cost or pre-registration required to attend these workshops. Participants will learn how to prepare their own estimated benefit using the Pension Office website. You are encouraged to bring your Comprehensive Annual Statement. Please be on time to the workshops so you don’t miss out on important information.

Please check the Office of Pensions website for the most up-to-date information in regard to dates, time, and places.

Are you unable to attend one of these workshops? We offer evening, daytime, and summer workshops throughout the year to accommodate a variety of work schedules. Visit our website at for future workshops, the online calculator, and retirement information.

New Castle County: June 30th, 2016

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Delaware Technical Community College, Stanton Campus

Stanton Campus Conference Center

400 Stanton-Christiana Road

Newark, DE 19713

Kent County: July 12th, 2016

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Delaware Technical Community College, Terry Campus

Corporate Training Center, Room 400 A & B

100 Campus Drive

Dover, DE 19904

Sussex County: July 14th, 2016

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Delaware Technical Community College, Owens Campus

William Carter Partnership Center – Lecture Hall Room 529

18800 Seashore Highway

Georgetown, DE 19947

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