Lisa Diller - District 5

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  • First Friday With Councilwoman Lisa Diller - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. -  Newark Senior Center.  Please join Councilwoman Diller on the First Friday of each month to discuss topics that are important to you and your community.
  • 5th District Public Meeting - New Castle County Councilwoman Lisa Diller cordially invites you to attend a 5th District community meeting. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Kirk Middle School, 140 Brennen Drive, Newark, DE 19713. 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.  Please join the New Castle County Police Department and the departments of Community Services and Code Enforcement for this informative public meeting to discuss public safety, speak with representatives from Code Enforcement, and hear from the Department of Community Services about upcoming programs for our youth.  For additional event information please contact Councilwoman Lisa Diller, 302-395-8365.
  • Newark’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, March 19th, 10:00 a.m.  (Rain date Sunday, March 20th.)  Newark’s annual egg hunt will be held at White Clay Creek State Park’s Carpenter Recreation Area.  All children should bring a basket or bag to collect their goodies. This year, we are partnering with WXCY to bring even more fun and excitement to the event, so come early and see what surprises are in store for you! State park fees will be in effect.  For more information visit:
  • Newark’s Community Clean-Up - Saturday, April 9th, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Join us at the City of Newark Municipal Building.  Individuals and volunteer groups are welcome. Trash bags and a volunteer snack will be provided to all who help (T-shirts will be given to the first 200 volunteers).  For additional information or to volunteer for the clean-up, please call the Recreation office at (302) 366-7000 or email
  • Brookside Park Flea Market - Saturday, April 30, 2016.  8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Brookside Community Center, 900 Marrows Road.  Rain date: Sunday, May 1, 2016.
  • Scottfield Yard Sale - Friday, May 13th, and Saturday May 14th.  For more information please visit
  • Iron Hill Museum Exhibits - Iron Hill Museum is one of the best local repositories of historical information about the Iron Hill region, as well as wildlife, ecology, archaeology, and the natural sciences.  Plan your visit to explore many fascinating exhibits offer at the museum!  Exhibits include: Iron Mining; Please Touch Wall; The Lenni Lenape; Rocks and Minerals; Glowing Rock Room; Taxidermy Collection; and Delaware’s Prehistoric Sea Life.  Museum Operating Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Sunday & Monday Closed.  For more information please visit:


Lisa Diller is a long term resident of Newark and the former pastor of the Christiana Presbyterian Church in historic Christiana Village. Lisa Diller is married to John Tobin. Lisa and John attended the University of Delaware as undergraduates and they returned to the community because they thought it would be a great place to raise their family. They live with their daughter Mei in Newark.

Lisa's experience with both nonprofit organizations and government agencies gives her management experience and an understanding of the importance of constituent services. She served as the administrator for the State of Delaware's Office of Volunteerism where she managed a multimillion dollar budget. She is a member of the Governor's Commission on Community and Volunteer Service. She also holds a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary and teaches at several local colleges.

Lisa's objectives are to provide a cost effective and responsive service delivery, promote sustainable growth, and develop regional partnerships to bring jobs and transportation to residents.

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