Welcome to the Town of Elsmere, DE

Welcome, the Town of Elsmere is proud to present this website for our residents and all of those who visit. Our motto is “A Wonderful Place to Live.” We are proud of our history, our government, and our community.With a small town ambiance and big city convenience, Elsmere, is one of the best communities in New Castle County.

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4/16/18 – News Release – CAL Opening Day

This past Saturday, April 14, 2018, Community Athletic League (CAL) celebrated their Opening Day at Fairgrounds Park in Elsmere. Many local Dignitaries’ were present, including Sen. Anthony Delcollo and Mayor Eric Thompson.

The Town of Elsmere wishes CAL a great season ahead!

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**Update** 4/3/2018 – 2018 Special 4th District Election

DATE:            April 3, 2018

ATTN:            Town of Elsmere Residents

RE:                 4th District Special Election, May 7, 2018


The 4th District Special Election scheduled for May 7, 2018 has been cancelled.

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Movies in the Park Series 2018

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**Update** 3/13/2018 – Police Incident on Baltimore Avenue

Updated 3/13/18 at 3:00pm

REF:  Explosive Device Arrest

On Monday, March 12th Elsmere Bureau of Police along with assistance from NCCPD (EOD Unit), Delaware State Fire Marshall Office, ATF and FBI did investigate an incident in which an explosive device was used to cause damage to a property in the 1300 Cypress Avenue.

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3/1/18 – News Release – Mayor Thompson on WDEL RE: the Elsmere Library

In case you missed Mayor Eric Thompson on WDEL, the Rick Jensen show regarding the future of the Elsmere Library.

Please follow the link below:


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2/22/18 – News Release – Flu Season

We are experiencing a very intense flu season. Please spread the word from Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health, on how we can help stop the spread of flu.

(Note: The video below may not be compatible with Internet Explorer).

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1/12/18 – CLOSED** RFP 18-01: Directed Pension Trustee Services


Town of Elsmere Pension Committee

Request for Proposal

Directed Pension Trustee Services

The Pension Committee of the Town of Elsmere is accepting RFP’s for companies to perform Directed Pension Trustee services to the Committee. 

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12/18/17 – News Release – Mayor Thompson Visits Cooke Elementary

On December 7, 2017, Mayor Eric Thompson spoke with students at William F. Cooke Elementary regarding his position as Mayor of the Town of Elsmere prior to their Mayoral election for “Biz Town”.

The Junior Achievement program, Biz Town, combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town.  

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10/27/17 – News Release – All Saints Catholic School “Serve-A-Thon”

On Friday, October 20th, All Saints Catholic School students volunteered 500 hours making PB&J sandwiches and blankets for the Emmanuel Dining Room, cleaning up Elsmere parks, reading to daycare children, entertaining Veterans at the Veteran’s Hospital (playing piano and cards), and making breakfast for the community.

Service is at the heart of our Catholic faith,” said Dr.

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10/13/17 – Bark Park Reopens

Town’s Dog Park Reopens

At 8:15 this morning October 13, 2017 the Town of Elsmere Bark Park reopened.  The park had been closed for approximately one month while the Town investigated concerns over the pesticide that was used at the park from one of our citizens.

The Town reached out to the State of Delaware Department of Agriculture for assistance in determining what the results of testing collected by our citizen actually meant. 

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