Maria D. Cabrera
Council Member At-Large
Phone: (302) 576-2140
Cell: (302) 420-7879
Maria D. Cabrera was elected on November 6, 2012 to a four-year term as an At-Large Member of Wilmington City Council. She is the first Hispanic female to serve on Council. Maria is also an independent business woman, head of household, and mother of four. The Council Member Cabrera previously worked in the Wilmington Office of Cultural Affairs under former Mayor James H. Sills, Jr. and was Director of Education and Community Relations for the Grand Opera House. Currently, she is a Certified Federal Navigator for the Affordable Care Marketplace Federal Entity, Chatman, LLC, and is the owner of a local marketing firm.
For the past 27 years, Maria has lived and worked in Wilmington. She has built strong strategic partnerships with leaders throughout Delaware and has demonstrated her leadership skills and dedication to the Wilmington community and the entire State by serving as a member of more than 15 boards and committees. Community outreach, along with strategic, culturally-appropriate marketing is her forte, most notably through her company, Los Angeles Agency, through which she has managed a newspaper and performed community outreach for many organizations in Delaware.
Council Member Cabrera was a founding member of the Hispanic Business Association of Delaware and served as its President. Through her role on Council, she continues to focus on economic development and empowerment opportunities for people and communities throughout Wilmington, all of Delaware and beyond. Maria currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Kalmar Nyckel, Interfaith Community Housing Foundation and Sacred Heart Village.
Council Member Cabrera is Delaware Director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators which encourages women to enter into public service careers and serves on the board of National League of Cities Women in Municipal Government which fosters networking and communication among women elected officials raising awareness of issues of concern to women. Maria is also a member of the National League of Cities’ Hispanic Elected Local Officials group which serves as a forum for communication and information exchange among Hispanic local government elected officials and NLC colleagues.
Standing Committees of Council
Council Member Cabrera is chair of the Housing, Licenses and Inspections Committee and is a member of the following committees:
- Community and Economic Development
- Education, Youth & Families
She is also a member of the Wilmington Cable, Video and Telecommunications Commission.
Contact City Council
Wilmington City Council
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Phone: (302) 576-2140
Fax: (302) 571-4071