Written on: April 26th, 2018 in Uncategorized
On April 9, 2018, Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs employees and volunteers gathered for an all-staff meeting to review recent successes and examine future plans. Held at the Lewes History Museum, the program featured welcoming remarks by Mike DiPaolo, executive director of the Lewes Historical Society which operates the museum; a presentation by Paul Nasca, the division’s curator of archaeology, and Dan Griffith of the Archaeological Society of Delaware on the Avery’s Rest archaeological site near Rehoboth Beach; and updates provided by representatives of each of the division’s teams.
As part of the meeting, division director Tim Slavin spotlighted a number of staff members including welcoming Vicki Macklin, the division’s new support services administrator; recognizing division historian Carlton Hall for being included in “40 Under 40: People Saving Places,” a new initiative of the National Trust for Historic Preservation which recognizes 40 people under the age of 40 who are making a significant impact on protecting America’s historic places; and congratulating division architectural historian Kara Briggs for completing the ARCUS Professional Fellowship program. Slavin also took the opportunity to present administrative specialist Jan Rettig with an Extra Mile Award for her efforts in reducing costs and improving the delivery of bottled water to the division’s office locations.