City Council confirms Robert M. Goff Jr., Esq. as next City Solicitor


WILMINGTON– City Councilmembers this evening confirmed the appointment of Robert M. Goff Jr., Esq. as the next Wilmington City Solicitor.

Councilmembers unanimously approved a resolution that formally names Goff as City Solicitor representing the Mayor, City Council and all City departments, boards, and commissions.

Goff was nominated for the position by Mayor Michael S. Purzycki in January and had been serving as Acting City Solicitor since February 15th.

With a 30-year career as an attorney, Goff is a former Assistant Public Defender for the Delaware Office of Defense Services (Public Defender’s Office) and a former Deputy Attorney General for the Delaware Department of Justice.

Before joining the City of Wilmington, Goff worked in the Law Office of New Castle County government as an Assistant County Attorney, representing the Department of Land Use in regulatory, legislative, administrative enforcement and judicial proceedings.

Goff replaces former City Solicitor Luke W. Mette, Esq. who left in December to accept a position with the Delaware Supreme Court.


Marchelle Basnight

Council Chief of Staff


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