President Pro Tempore, Council Member At-Large
Loretta Walsh has served six terms on City Council as an At-Large Council Member, and will begin her seventh term January 3, 2017. She served on Wilmington City Council from 1985-1997. She was re-elected in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. 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.
In 2009, she retired from the New Castle County Sheriff’s office as Chief Deputy, a position she 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.
Council Member Walsh professional and dedicated community work have won her various awards including the induction into the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame, the St. Patrick’s Society’s Dan Frawley Award, the Burton Phelan Outstanding Service Award, the Ministry of Caring Hunger Bowl Award, and the Quaker Hill Garrett/Tubman Award.
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
- 8th City Council District Ward
- Humanities Forum
- Sacred Heart Village II Board
- United Women Org. DE
- Lifelong member of the NAACP
Council Member Walsh is single, has one child, two grandchildren and is a foster mother.
Standing Committees of Council
Council Member Walsh is Chair of the Public Safety Committee. She is also a member of the Finance & Economic Development and the Public Works & Transportation Committees.