2019 OYW Nominees


Robert Herrera 2019 Outstanding Young Wilmingtonian Nominee
Robert Herrera 2019 Outstanding Young Wilmingtonian Nominee

Robert Herrera

Robert is the founder and managing partner of The Mill, a co-working company that launched in April of 2016 in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. Robert has decade of experience as an architect and oversaw numerous construction projects within New York. He currently serves on the Board of the Delaware Prosperity Partnership as the youngest and only millennial board member. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of Spur Impact Association, a Delaware nonprofit that focused on inspiring young professional to get more involved and engaged in the community. As one of the co-founders of the annual Millennial Summit Conference, Robert also serves on the #MillSummit general planing committee. Robert received his Bachelor of Architecture and Masters of Infrastructure, Planning from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He\ is a graduate of Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Delaware.


Cimone Philpotts 2019 Outstanding Young Wilmingtonian Nominee
Cimone Philpotts 2019 Outstanding Young Wilmingtonian Nominee

Cimone Philpotts

Cimone is an active member of several organizations and strives to make public policy a level playing ground. She is a primary researcher and writer for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Publication that was first of its kind in Delaware. She is a also a member of Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League’s Young Professional and Co-chair of the Public Policy committee of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Cimone was recently nominated by Governor Carney with a unanimous vote of the Delaware State Senate to serve on the Delaware State Board of Elections. Cimone has participated in many discussion and women leadership summits maker her voice heard in Delaware politicas


Timeka J Willis 2019 Outstanding Young Wilmingtonian Nominee
Timeka J Willis 2019 Outstanding Young Wilmingtonian Nominee

Timeka J. Willis

Timeka is an outstanding member of the Belvedere Fire Company. At one point she was the only female officer. Timeka also is an EMT. Not only was she a company officer, but she also takes time daily to speak to several disadvantaged youth, especially females. Timeka teaches at Camp Fury where she shares her knowledge of several EMT skills, search & rescue, hazardous material and fire extinguisher stations to women. Tameka is nominated because of her exemplary and excellent community service.


The Outstanding Young Wilmingtonian Award honors the accomplishments of young people in the city of Wilmington.   Each Outstanding Young Wilmintonian is a person who exemplifies going “above and beyond” when giving back to their community.

Winners will be announced at the 78th Annual Outstanding Young Wilmingtonian Presentation Saturday, April 13th at the University & Whist Club in Wilmington.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite.