Board Members


Polly Sierer
, Resident, City of Newark

Vice Chair:
Paul Keely
, Resident, Owner, King Print & Promo

Bryan Horsey
, Resident, Manager, External Affairs , Operations at Bloom Energy

Olivia Brinton, Co-owner of Little Goat Coffee Roasting

At Large Officer:
Roy Lopata
, Resident, City of Newark Resident

At Large Officer:
Dan Rich
, Resident, Director,Community Engagement Initiative, University of Delaware 

General Board Members:

Carol Boncelet, Resident, Mallard Financial Partners

Mayor Jerry Clifton, City of Newark
Mayor’s Designee: Councilwoman Jen Wallace, City of Newark

Tom Coleman, City Manager, City of Newark

Chris Locke, Resident, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Lang Development

Bob McBride, Resident, Bike Newark

Carol McKelvey, Resident

Lee Mikles, Owner, Grain on Main

Bob Methvin, Resident, Real Estate Agent

Meghan Mullennix, Undergraduate Student Government Association, University of Delaware     

Freeman Williams, Resident, NAACP Newark Chapter

University of Delaware Staff Support

Valerie Lane, Administrative Coordinator, Community Engagement Initiative, (

Leann Moore, Assistant Policy Scientist, Institute for Public Administration (

Jennifer Daniels, Ph.D. Student

Thank you to our local community organizations that host meetings!

Newark Senior Center

Newark Arts Alliance

Newark Natural Foods

Newark High School

Newark Toyota World

University of Delaware