Wilmington, DE — Wilmington City Council Member At-Large Rysheema Dixon announces her candidacy for Re- Election of Wilmington City Council At-Large after stepping down from the President of Wilmington City Council race. “Over the past several months, I have been proud to provide assistance and support to individuals and organi- zations responding to the COVID-19 crisis behind the scenes in my capacity as an At-large City Councilor. I know how important this work is, and that is why I have decided to seek re-election to my current At-large seat. I remain committed to uniting Wilmington and advocating for our communities, and I believe that this is where I can best serve the City during this challenging time.”
Ms. Dixon looks forward to working alongside the newly elected Wilmington leadership as we move into a new sea- son. “Economic recovery and addressing the health implications of COVID-19 are the top priorities for me. I pledge to work with my colleagues and administration to create a stronger Wilmington that benefits all.”
Transparency, accountability and ethics are extremely important to the citizens of Wilmington and the leadership in office must exhibit those qualities. The at-large race is equally important and the members of City Council have a duty and obligation to serve the community and advance initiatives that strengthen the city, rebuild communities and supports families. There are eight Democratic candidates running for the three available at-large seats on City Coun- cil. The City of Wilmington deserves leadership that will put the needs of each constituent front and center. The primary election is September 15th and the Dixon campaign is gearing up for the next 56 days to win the vote!
“I am humbly grateful for the donations and support I received when I launched the campaign for City Council Pres- ident in January, and I am grateful for the continued support and encouragement from the city of Wilmington.”
Dixon was elected to Council in 2016 and chairs the Community Development and Urban Planning Committee (CDUP). Her experience in community development work in Wilmington and beyond provides a solid framework for tackling difficult issues related to community and economic/career development.
She co-founded the Healthy Communities Subcommittee through CDUP Committee which is working tirelessly to combat issues surrounding housing access and affordability. Because of her concerns for one of our most vulnerable populations, the elderly, Dixon also serves on the Health, Aging and Disabilities Committee. She also serves on the Cable, Video and Telecommunications Committee, which focuses on our local government stations including WITN 22, Comcast Channel 28, and Red Clay School District Educational Channel ensuring residents have access to edu- cational programming surrounding Wilmington.
Dixon is the founder and owner of RD Innovative Planning, serving clients in the public and private sectors such as Henrietta Johnson Medical Center, Nemours Health and Prevention Services, Christiana Care, State of Delaware, AARP and numerous other agencies throughout the state. As a woman owned business enterprise, she understands the needs of an entrepreneur, and the importance of public-private partnerships to spur economic development. Dixon is an adjunct at the University of Delaware where she teaches Social Entrepreneurship.