Wilmington City Council is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Council Member Linda Gray. Councilwoman Gray died on Monday November 14, 2022 at 6:30PM. She served for over 30 years as a Probation/Parole Officer, supervised offenders, was a certified Gambling Addiction Counselor, and she presided over various court proceedings as a Magistrate judge.
She was a community activist who was involved in the First District Neighborhood Planning Council, Brandywine Zoo, Rockwood Foundation, Wilmington Arts Commission, the inaugural First Night Wilmington Planning Committee, and she proudly served as the President of Brandywine Hills Community Association for over 20 years.
Councilwoman Gray started her first term on City Council during the 107th Session when she was appointed to the first district seat vacated by former Councilmember Nnamdi Chukwuocha. In January 2021, she was elected to the first district seat at the start of the 108th Session. Councilwoman Gray served as Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee and Vice-Chair of the Education, Youth & Families Committee. She was also a member of the Public Safety and the Public Works and Transportation Committees. Councilwoman Gray was an advocate for transparency and wanted to ensure that individuals had the opportunity to participate in public comment in real-time.
Councilwoman Linda Gray was a committed community advocate and a voice for women on and off City Council. She will never be forgotten and will forever be etched in our memories and in our hearts.