Dear Wilmington,

I hear you and I agree… It’s time for change in our City. We’ve got to invest in people over property, and restore pride in our neighborhoods.  Together we can change the course we’re on and give ALL people of Wilmington the opportunity to succeed.

Velda's Vision for Wilmington

I will focus my diverse career background in finance, engineering and public service into building a SAFE, SMART, and EMPOWERED Wilmington.


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Velda's Story

A history of ‘firsts’ in science, business and government in Delaware - the first state.

  • In January 2009, Velda became the first African American in Delaware history to hold state wide elective office as Delaware‘s State Treasurer.
  • On January 3, 2017, Velda was inaugurated as Wilmington’s City Treasurer, the first woman and African-American to hold the office. As city treasurer, Velda:
    • Produced over $20 million in savings for taxpayers
    • Infused an additional $4 million into the local economy through pension benefits
    • Educated over 600 children in financial literacy through the Smart Savers program
  • Velda earned a BS of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Delaware, becoming the first African-American woman in the history of the institution to earn an engineering degree. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington.
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Women Inspiring Wilmington & Velda for Mayor 2024 Announcement

Thank you to everyone who attended this special event to celebrate women of our city and announce my 2024 Mayoral Campaign. Thanks also to those who were with us in spirit and those who wished us well from afar. I am encouraged by the enthusiasm across our city that a bright and prosperous future is…

Stay Focused Magazine

Please enjoy this Special Edition of Stay Focused Magazine published to commemorate the Women Inspiring Wilmington & Velda for Mayor 2024 event! Click the cover to view

Together We Rise – Spread the Word

Dear Wilmington,I’d like to personally announce that after hearing from many of you, I have decided to seek the democratic nomination for Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware. This fall, our beloved city has an opportunity to set a new course – officially.There is a march happening in Wilmington – a march of diverse, resounding voices. A…

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