Photo of DLLG's Link E-News - June 2022

DLLG's Link E-News - June 2022

Your voice matters! As I watched the parade of local government officials enter Delaware's Legislative Hall for our Delaware Local Government Day on May 12, it struck me just how much that statement rings true.
It's essential for local government leaders to communicate with Delaware legislators on matters of local importance. That engagement is key to ensuring that our respective communities thrive. When our voices join into a single, unified chorus, it resonates in a way that directs the course of legislation to favorably affect all Delaware local governments.
DLLG's Legislative Advocacy Committee (LAC) is a vital part of vetting bills to identify shared issues and prioritizing DLLG's legislative advocacy efforts. As a member of the committee, I understand the behind-the-scenes work that forms the basis of our legislative success. I am grateful for the guidance of our Legislative Relations consultant Lincoln Willis, governance of DLLG's Executive Committee, steadfast engagement of our members, and the committed leadership of our Legislative Advocacy Committee members, including:
• Brian Boyle, New Castle County Policy Director
• Ken Branner, Town of Middletown Mayor
• Archie Campbell, City of Milford Mayor and DLLG Vice-President
• Tom Coleman, City of Newark Manager
• Gene Dvornick, Town of Georgetown Manager
• John Giles, Town of Elsmere Manager
• Rosemary Hardiman, Town of Bethany Beach Mayor
• Carol Houck, Town of Ocean View Manager
• Lew Killmer, Town of Bethany Beach Vice-Mayor and DLLG President
• Kahlil Saliba, City of Lewes Council Member
• David Sophrin, City of Wilmington Deputy Mayor
DLLG remains committed to preserving local control and are unwavering in our efforts to obtain the best state legislative outcomes possible for our members. I urge DLLG members to please stay vigilant for any legislative calls to action from our team, because your voice matters, and your assistance on key bills drives our success.