On March 30, 2015, 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 Buena Vista Conference Center near New Castle, the meeting featured an in-depth session that focused on disaster-preparedness and planning sessions for each of the division’s teams.
As part of the day’s activities, Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey W. Bullock recognized division director Tim Slavin for 20 years of service to state government. Bullock and Slavin then presented awards to division employees and volunteers who had made an outstanding impact on the division and the people that it serves. Extra Mile awards were presented to Buena Vista staff member Ryan Cardwell and volunteer Carolyn Apple, while Biggest Impact awards were presented to Michael Cinque of the Collections, Affiliates, Research and Exhibits (CARE) Team, and Alan Roth of the Zwaanendael Museum staff. Slavin also recognized four new employees that had joined the division since January 2015—Greg Buchman, Chris Conley, Amanda Goebel and Gene Modzelewski.