About Us


Home to the University of Delaware and founded by Scottish-Irish and Welsh settlers in 1694, the City of Newark has long been recognized as a diverse, inclusive community.  Its residents, businesses and government are focused on caring for others, communicating openly, continually learning, and cultivating innovation.  We want all who work, live and visit to feel welcome and valued.  The various cultures, beliefs and traditions of our neighbors and visitors are among the greatest qualities Newark has to offer, ensuring it has and will continue to be a welcoming city for all who come here.


The City of Newark's council-manager, nonpartisan government operates under a home rule charter. A home rule charter provides self-governance in local matters that do not conflict with state or federal law.

The city manager, who is appointed by the mayor and council, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of city departments.

Newark City Council is comprised of six council members and a mayor, each of whom has one vote. Six council members, elected from separate districts, serve staggered two-year terms. The mayor, elected at-large, serves a three-year term.

The City of Newark provides a wide range of well-managed, cost-effective services including Building Inspection, Code Enforcement, Electric Distribution, Land Use Regulation, Police Protection, Recreation Programming, Refuse Collection, Snow Removal, Street Maintenance, Wastewater Collection and Water Production and Distribution.


It is the policy of the City of Newark to foster, maintain, and promote equal opportunity to all persons. The City selects employees on the basis of the applicant's qualifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, and physical or mental disability (except when age or disability is a bona-fide occupational qualification).

When a position is vacant, or a new position is created, the city follows standard procedures to ensure a selection from a broad field of applicants in order to obtain the most competent and qualified candidates. Selection of applicants is based on valid, applicable, and job-related criteria.

If you are looking for a career opportunity with the City of Newark, please visit our Employment page for available job postings.

The City of Newark is an Equal Opportunity Employer.