How Can Attending a Meeting Help?

Why We Need You at Meetings

People often ask, "How do I find out about meetings?". Here is all the information in one place. 

We need your presence and voices at these meetings in order to let our elected and appointed officials know how we, the citizens and stakeholders of Lewes, feel about the development of the New Road Corridor. 

Be the change you want to see!


We have tried to list meetings, but due to frequency and notice it is hard to get them on our website. Citizens need to be active and engaged, so we are asking you to take ownership by regularly checking for upcoming meetings.  We also post alerts on Facebook, so be sure to like and follow or page there:  

Here are the links for the city and county meetings:

City  of Lewes Calendar and Meeting Information:

Meeting are held at Lewes City Hall at 114 E. Third Street in Lewes, but some larger meetings and hearing are held at the Rollins Center/LHS (old Lewes Library), 103 Adams Ave to accommodate more people. Locations will be noted on agenda. 

If you want a voice you should attend city meetings and submit written comments. 

These pages are updated often, so check them regularly! 

City of Lewes Calendar lists ALL meetings. It is on the upper right at this page: 

The Lewes Planning Commission Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month at 6:00. More info and agendas: 

Mayor and City Council meet the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00. Public hearings and special meetings are often held right before at 6:00. More information and agendas: 

Sussex County Meetings (All Lewes addresses outside of the City of Lewes limits)

All meetings are held at The Sussex County Administration Building at 2 The Circle in Georgetown. 

Sussex County Council Meetings and Agendas:

Planning and Zoning Commission Meetings and Agendas:


12/14/17 Meeting- Thanks to All Involved!

Thanks for the Great Support at the 12/14/17 Meeting!

Approximately 160 people packed the Margaret H. Rollins Center on 12/14/17 for the GLCC Meeting about New Road. We collected many signatures on our petitions and heard from many concerned citizens. The opposition to developing this parcel was the overwhelming and obvious sentiment of the crowd. We thank the Greater Lewes Civic Coalition for hosting this meeting and for all the support from the community. 

We are taking a break for the holidays and will release an action plan early in 2018. We have had a lot of media and citizen interest resulting from the meeting. Please continue to check our website, follow us on Facebook, and sign up for emils (if you did not sign up at the meeting). 

Visit our "How To Help" page

to see what you can do to speak up or support this cause.

We need and appreciate support and involvement from the greater Lewes community.

Thanks to our Expert Panel

The New Road Preservation Alliance had three speakers present historical, archeological, topographical and environmental information about the Groome Parcel and surrounding area. 

Thank you to Ralph Prettyman, Ron Vickers, and Mike Powell for presenting, and to our own Doug Spelman for representing us at the meeting. 

Speaker panel and topics:


Ralph Prettyman-  Local Historian and Author History of Tower Hill (Groome Church property)

Archeology studies and potential impacts

Ronald Vickers-  DNREC, State Parks, Manager Land Preservation Office & Administrator 

State Open Space Program, Retired 2016 

Why preserve Groome Church property and Great Marsh significance

Michael Powell- DNREC, Shoreline and Waterway Management Program 

Sea level rise impacts on flooding of Canary Creek, on New Road and New Rd. properties 

Press on the Meeting

To be added

Meeting Photos

See Gallery Below