The Wilmington City Council entered into an agreement with Newark-based Leon Tucker Public Relations to assist in its marketing and communications efforts.
“When we lost our previous director of communications, we were faced with both a challenge and an opportunity,” said Council President Hanifa Shabazz. “The challenge was figuring out how we were going to close this crucial gap in our council operation. So, we took this opportunity to think outside the box to make it happen.”
Tucker, most recently served as Director of Communications for the Delaware Department of Labor. He has a background in newspapers reporting and editing.
Over the course of the 12-month agreement, LTPR will be paid $125,000 to represent the City Council’s initiatives related to, among other areas, community outreach, internal communications and media matters.
The City Council legislative strategic planning process for 2017-2021 focuses on fostering a prosperous and sustainable Wilmington that is safe, healthy and business-friendly for residents and visitors of all ages.
“The City Council can’t do this alone, so we will continue to find ways to collaborate with the office of the Mayor, Governor and New Castle County Executive, as well as other public and private entities to be successful,” she said. “Leon understands how high the stakes are, is a proven consensus builder and shares the Council’s a sense of urgency in getting things done, which is why this partnership is important.”
LTPR will also assist with the further development of the City Council’s television station WITN22, its website and social media platforms.
LTPR will begin its work with the Council April 1.
For more information, and to sign up to receive information from City Council, visit www.WilmingtonCityCouncil.com.