The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs has bid farewell to its long-time Business Administration supervisor Cherie Dodge Biron who left the agency to accept the position of controller of the new Delaware Department of Human Resources which was created in July 2017 in response to Gov. John Carney’s Action Plan for Delaware.
Commenting on Dodge Biron’s service to the division, director Tim Slavin noted that “her knowledge, experience and ability to find solutions is something which will be sorely missed. Under Cherie’s guidance, the Business Administration Team has performed at a very high level for many, many years, and much of that success is the product of Cherie’s work with her fellow colleagues.”
Dodge Biron began her full time, 21-year career with the division’s State Historic Preservation Office in July 1996 as an administrative specialist. Over time, she advanced in the agency until 2007 when she was appointed supervisor of the Business Administration Team which provides a fiscal and administrative support-network that is the foundation for all of the division’s activities.
Following are just a few of Dodge Biron’s achievements during her tenure with the division:
–Played a pivotal role in the multi-year efforts that led to the division’s accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest recognition afforded to museums in the United States
–Led efforts to develop and implement the division’s Volunteer Program which recruits and organizes the work of volunteers who are interested in aiding the agency in its efforts to preserve and promote Delaware history
–Established an employee recognition program to pay tribute to division employees and volunteers for outstanding performance, leadership and innovative ideas
–Oversaw the implementation and use of AssetWorks software for managing capital projects
–Managed numerous information technology upgrades
On Nov. 17, 2017, Dodge Biron’s colleagues celebrated her career at the division with a farewell gathering at the agency’s main office at 21 The Green in Dover.