City of Wilmington Holds Citywide Clean Up and Celebration in Rodney Square for the Official Launch of Wilmington RISE

Posted on  07/16/2013 4:23 pm

RISE...Living Clean, Safe and Smart

On Friday July 19th, Mayor Dennis P. Williams and his Administration will kick off the Wilmington RISE…Living Clean, Safe and Smart campaign.

“RISE seeks to establish the City of Wilmington as a thriving, urban metropolitan community. By developing a clean, safe, healthy and productive environment, RISE will empower our citizens to achieve their full potential through education, business, culture, and recreation,” said Mayor Williams.

To highlight the first pillar of Wilmington Rise, Clean, there will be a citywide clean up from 12:00p.m.—3:00p.m. City employees and community volunteers will come together to clean the streets of Wilmington’s major corridors including: Concord Avenue, Market Street, North Union Street, Governor Printz Boulevard, W. 4th Street, Maryland Avenue, and New Castle Avenue.

Following the citywide clean-up, a celebration will be held in Rodney Square from 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m., where Mayor Williams, along with RISE ambassadors will formally announce the Wilmington RISE campaign in a press conference.

The event will be will be free and open to the public featuring food, music, drinks and many networking opportunities.

Mayor Williams and the City of Wilmington invite residents, business leaders, and civic and community organizations to join in the citywide clean up and celebrate the formal announcement of Wilmington RISE.

We look forward to moving and Rising together.

Clean-up locations are listed below:

  • Concord Avenue (2200-2800 blocks)
  • Market Street (2300 – 2800 blocks)
  • North Union Street (400 – 700 blocks)
  • Governor Printz Boulevard (2200 -2800 blocks)
  • W. 4th Street (700 – 1100 blocks)
  • N. Lombard Street (400 -700 blocks)
  • Maryland Avenue (900 -1200 blocks)
  • New Castle Avenue (300 – 600 blocks)

For more information regarding the Wilmington RISE campaign, please contact Jordan Hines at (302) 576-2096 or Alexandra Coppadge at (302) 576-2104.