Linda M. Gray
1st District Council Member
Linda Gray grew up in Chicago Illinois and received her BS in Psychology from Howard University, Washington D.C. She met her husband, Harold and after graduation Hercules transferred her husband to Wilmington. Councilwoman Gray continued her education and received a Master’s in abnormal psychology from West Chester University. She now has been a resident of the first district for more than 40 years.
A State employee for over 30 years, Councilwoman Gray worked as a Probation/Parole Officer and then was appointed to Magistrate Judge position. During the years as a Probation/Parole Officer Councilwoman Gray supervised offenders, facilitated a group in the Smyrna prison, facilitated a drug and alcohol group for the outpatient Crest program. She was also a certified gambling addiction counselor. The cases she presided over in Court as a Magistrate were varied and included Landlord Tenant cases.
As a neighborhood activist, Councilwoman Gray volunteers her time working with the First District Neighborhood Planning Council, Brandywine Zoo, Rockwood Foundation, Wilmington Arts Commission, and the inaugural First Night Wilmington Planning Committee. She also served as President of Brandywine Hills Community Association for 20-plus years.
One of her fundamental goal is to reach the community through open and inclusive government thereby promoting community involvement. The first accomplishment of her goal was the passing of her “Public Comment in Real Time” legislation during the 107th Session. Councilwoman Gray will act as a bridge from constituents to City administration and City services. She will craft and support legislation that promotes homeownership, community safety, and work force growth.
Standing Committees of Council
Council Member Gray is Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee and Vice Chair of the Education, Youth & Families Committee. She is also a member of the Public Safety, and the Public Works and Transportation Committees.