CIRC Legislative Matters

CIRC Members,

Next Tuesday, County Executive Meyer will sign an agreement with Energize Delaware, making NCC the first county to sign on to the Delaware Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (D-PACE) program. This program will make it to make it easier for commercial property owners to make energy efficient enhancements to their buildings. 

This is an initiative that the CIRC Board, along with member Scott Johnson, of McConnell Johnson, provided support to Energize Delaware to achieve this legislation.

At the request of New County Executive Meyer's Chief of Staff, Andrea Almond, we are forwarding this invitation to attend the signing ceremony if you are interested. 

Greg Ellis,
Chair, CIRC Legislative Affairs Committee


Dear CIRC:

We welcome CIRC members to attend; details on the event and the program are below and please let us know if you have any questions. 

Best Regards,

Aundrea Almond
Chief of Staff
New Castle County | County Executive Matthew Meyer
302-395-5205 (office) | 302-530-0041 (cell)
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Tuesday, Sept. 10 - D-PACE Agreement to be Signed

County Executive Meyer & Energize Delaware to sign D-PACE Agreement to Encourage Green Investments

WILMINGTON, DE – New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer and Energize Delaware Executive Director Tony DePrima will sign an agreement making New Castle County the first county in Delaware to participate in the Delaware Property Assessed Clean Energy (D-PACE) program. This new economic development program encourages owners of commercial businesses to invest in energy efficiency or generate clean energy. County Executive Meyer will be joined by Executive Director of Energize Delaware Dr. Tony DePrima, Partner, McConnell Johnson Real Estate Scott Johnson and others. 

About D-PACE

D-PACE is designed to help qualifying commercial, industrial, agricultural, nonprofit and multifamily (with five or more units) property owners access long-term financing for the installation of qualifying energy improvements. Such improvements may include any construction, renovation or retrofitting of energy efficient technology, clean energy systems, or qualifying waste heat recovery technologies that are permanently fixed to qualifying commercial property.

For more information on PACE, visit


New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer
Executive Director of Energize Delaware Dr. Tony DePrima
Partner, McConnell Johnson Real Estate, Scott Johnson
New Castle County Councilman Tim Sheldon
Delaware Senator Harris B. McDowell


Tuesday, September 10 at 10:30 a.m.


Hercules Building Atrium
West 13th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801