3rd District Council Member
Zanthia Oliver is a native Wilmingtonian and lifelong resident of the City. She is the youngest of nine siblings, all of whom are in the human services field. Public service and giving back is an Oliver family value that was instilled in her as a child.
A graduate of Wilmington’s historic Howard High School, Zanthia also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Delaware State University. Through her non-profit organization, Zanny’s Inc., she is a mentor for at-promise female students in the Christina School District, assisting them with self-esteem, personal development, and encouraging the pursuit of higher education.
In addition to mentoring, Zanthia’s other volunteerism includes prior service as a board member for Addictions Coalition, Inc., and current service on the board of NOR Enterprises, Inc. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
In her role as an Employment Coordinator servicing New Castle County for First State Employment, Zanthia assists under and unemployed individuals with job placement and career development.
As an elected official, she is committed to utilizing her platform as a public servant to advocate for issues of quality education, workforce development and jobs for under served populations, as well as services for seniors and our youth.
Standing Committees of Council
Council Member Oliver is Chair of the Public Works and Transportation Committee. She is also a member of the Finance & Economic Development, and Intergovernmental Committees.