The New Castle County Executive Office houses the offices of the County Executive, the Chief Administrative Officer, Communications, Policy, Economic Development and Constituent Services.
In 2016, Matt Meyer was a sixth and seventh grade Math teacher when he first ran for public office, defeating a heavily-favored three-term incumbent in a grassroots campaign to serve as the Chief Executive of Delaware’s largest county.
In 2020, when COVID-19 threatened the health and safety of Delawareans, Meyer led the county government in taking unprecedented and innovative actions to keep residents safe from the virus, to protect the most vulnerable in our community and to plant the seeds for a strong and fast economic recovery. Meyer led efforts that resulted in Delaware being the first state in the country to offer open, free COVID-19 saliva tests, having provided nearly 300,000 tests to date. New Castle County monitored sewers to identify COVID-19 hotspots quickly and implemented programs to get high speed wifi access to the hardest to reach communities. In two weeks, New Castle County created the largest full-service homeless shelter in state history, converting a 192 room three star hotel into the NCC Hope Center. The Hope Center today provides dignity and comprehensive services to the most vulnerable Delawareans. In collaboration with New Castle County, entrepreneurs established the Delaware Data Innovation Lab to provide quality data analysis to the state’s most urgent COVID-related problems and Delaware State University established a state-of-the-art next generation lab to do COVID testing faster and at a fraction of the cost of most existing providers. To read more, CLICK HERE.