Norman “Stormin” Oliver
Norman “Stormin” Oliver has been an innovative leader in his hometown, Wilmington, and throughout
the state of Delaware.
Norman graduated from Delaware State University in 1985 with a degree in Social Work. He is no stranger to the Delaware political and governmental scene. After a staff role with former Mayor Dan Frawley after college, he served as a political advisor to former County Executives Dennis Greenhouse and Tom Gordon, as well as former Attorney General Charles Oberly.
Norman became well known throughout the State for the founding of “Stormin’s Classic Basketball Summer League” that grew from 54 participants to over 2,000. It was an opportunity for young men to participate in organized sports (but only if their grades were good enough) and learn the many important lessons of sportsmanship and team play.
In 1992, Norman was elected to Wilmington City Council, where he served until 2004. His leadership abilities and know-how led him to be elected as Chair of Wilmington’s Democratic Party, and Oliver has been a part of Delaware’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention.
Norman has always been an entrepreneur. As a result, he owns three businesses: Nor Enterprises Inc., Rock Solid Construction Company; a former owner of City Pizza (featured in the News Journal) and City Tavern, and he owns and operates a non-profit organization, Our Youth, Inc, OUR YOUTH, INC., which embraces area youth in their natural neighborhood setting in south Wilmington – with their family, peers and mentors. Nor Enterprises provides educational consulting services and, among other things, has been retained by each of the northern New Castle County school districts to assist in reaching young boys and girls who need encouragement to succeed.
Mr. Oliver has served on the Board of Directors of Delaware State University and Sterling Bank and is active in the Wilmington Rotary Club, the Monday Club and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.- just to name a few. Norman resides in Middletown. He is the father of two children.