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Elected Officials Reception 2022

December 5, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Elected Officials Reception

Monday, December 5, 2022 • 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Ed Oliver Golf Club
800 North Dupont Road
Wilmington, Delaware


Join the Delaware Press Association, Delaware Coalition for Open Government, the League of Women Voters of Delaware and the League of Women Voters of New Castle County at the biennial Elected Officials Reception to “meet and greet” our elected State, County, and Municipal officials.

The reception, with cash bar, will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, December 5, 2022, at the Ed Oliver Golf Club, 800 North Dupont Road, Wilmington, Delaware.

5:30 p.m.  Meet and Greet & Book Signing
6:30 p.m.  Presentation of Awards
7:00 p.m.  Elected Officials Comments
7:30 p.m.  Meet and Greet & Book Signing


Two well-deserved awards will be presented by the Delaware Coalition for Open Government at the reception:

  • The Government For The People Award will be presented to The Campaign to End Debtors’ Prisons.
  • The Distinguished Journalism Award will be presented to Amanda Fries, watchdog reporter for The News Journal / delawareonline.com.

Book Signing

The reception will feature a not-to-be-missed book signing with author John Riley, whose latest book, How He Played the Game, is a first-place state and national award-winning biography of Ed “Porky” Oliver, after whom our reception venue was named. One of the judges said:

The book’s ebullient, punchy style mixes well with Ed Oliver’s upbeat personality, and captures the joy he experienced when golfing, his mastery of the sport, his deep immersion in the game and his competitive nature that, combined with exceptional skill, accelerated him to the top of the golfing elite.

Mr. Riley also has won significant awards for Delaware Eyewitness, Behind the Scenes in the First State. Part memoir and part Delaware contemporary history, he features a “behind-the-scenes look at more than six decades of the people, places and events, in and around the First State.”

Cover Charge

Except for the elected officials and any sponsoring individuals contributing $25 or $50, there is a $5 cover charge for all others who attend.

Note: We are happy to be holding an in-person Elected Officials Reception, but the coronavirus is still with us. We ask that those at the reception be respectful of others’ space and emphasize that those who wish to wear masks should feel perfectly comfortable about doing so. We respectfully request that anyone feeling under the weather or who has a respiratory problem will choose not to attend.

For more information: delcogdata@aol.com


December 5, 2022
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ed Oliver Golf Club
800 North Dupont Road
Wilmington, DE 19807 United States
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