Loretta Walsh Loretta Walsh

Loretta Walsh
President Pro Tempore
Council Member At-Large


E-mail: lwalsh@WilmingtonDE.gov

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As chair of the Public Safety Committee, Council Member Walsh would like to share the following public safety survey with you.

Take the Public Safety survey here.

See the survey results here.


Loretta Walsh has served four terms on City Council as an At-Large Council Member, and will begin her fifth term January 6, 2009. She served on Wilmington City Council from 1985-1997. She was re-elected in 2004 and 2008. Her candid approach to solving issues, her wealth of experience in government and her accessibility to the citizens of Wilmington enables Council Member Walsh to get the job done.

She is presently working full-time in the New Castle County Sheriff’s Office as Chief Deputy, a position she has held since 1981. She was previously employed with the Delaware Council on Crime and Justice from 1979 to 1980 as an Agency Representative; the Delaware State Senate from 1977 to 1979; and the New Castle County Sheriff’s Office from 1975-77 as an Executive Assistant.

The following are Council Member Walsh's current boards and memberships:

  • St. Patrick’s Day Society
  • Opportunity Center Fashion Show Committee
  • Women’s Democratic Club
  • American Association of University Women
  • Delaware Domestic Violence Coalition
  • 8th City Council District Ward Chair
  • Little Italy Neighborhood Association

She is single, has one child, two grandchildren and is a foster mother.

“Our responsibility as elected officials begins and ends with sorting out the needs and concerns of YOU, the citizens of Wilmington, and establishing ordinances and resolutions to assist the Mayor in implementing those enhancements. I am grateful to be re-elected to represent this great city.”

Standing Committees of Council

Council Member Walsh is chair of the Community and Economic Development Committee. She is also a member of the following committees:

  • Finance
  • Public Safety

Contact City Council

Mailing Address

Wilmington City Council
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Phone: (302) 576-2140

Fax: (302) 571-4071