Lisa Diller - District 5

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  • First Friday With Councilwoman Lisa Diller - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - February 6th and March 4th at the Newark Senior Center. Please join Councilwoman Diller on the First Friday of each month, except January,
    to discuss topics that are important to you and your community.
  • Glasgow Park Tree Lighting - Friday, December 12th, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00p.m. Tree lighting at 5;00 p.m.
  • New Castle County Council Meetings - New Castle County Council holds committee and Council meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Please visit,, for more information and meeting schedules.
  • New Castle County Offices Closed - December 24 - 26; January 1-2.
  • Newark Arts Alliance - Holiday Art Market - Now through January 3rd. Come shop for holiday gifts at the NAA during their annual Holiday Art Market. Artists will have booths set up in the exhibition gallery
    with a variety of fine art, crafts, and jewelry for sale, all perfect for holiday gift-giving. All sales will benefit the artists and the NAA. Art by local artists is guaranteed to be unique and to make your loved ones feel
    special. For additional information please visit
  • Art Exhibit - The Newark Municipal Building hosts an art exhibit each month to display a new artist’s work.  Displays are free to view and open to the public weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Year-round Volunteer Opportunities - The City of Newark’s Parks and Recreation Department offers many volunteer opportunities. From teens through older adults, the department utilizes volunteers in many of
    its exciting and fun programs. For more information about the volunteer program, please call (302) 366- 7060.
  • Newark Free Library - Friday, January 9th. Family Fun Night: Jungle John’s Winter Wonderland Show. 7:00 p.m. All ages are welcome!
  • 5th District Heroin Alert - Public Meeting - Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 7:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. Kirk
    Middle School, 140 Brennen Drive, Newark, DE 19713. Please join us for this important public meeting presented by the New Castle County Police Heron Alert Team to discuss solutions to the heroin epidemic spreading throughout our communities. For more information please contact
    Councilwoman Lisa Diller at 302-395-8365, or email Susan Moore

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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