Tim Slavin, Delaware’s state historic preservation officer and director of the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, has recently appointed Jeremy Rothwell to serve as a professional member of the State Review Board for Historic Preservation. Rothwell is currently employed as a city planner for the city of Harrington, Del. where he provides technical reviews for all site-plan, subdivision and building-permit applications for compliance with the city code and comprehensive plan.

Jeremy Rothwell
Jeremy Rothwell

Rothwell holds a Master of Arts in urban affairs and regional planning, and a graduate certificate in historic preservation, both from the University of Delaware. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history from Washington College, and has completed course work in land-preservation planning at the University of Pennsylvania and land-use-planning law at Widener University Law School.

From 2014 to 2016, Rothwell worked as a planner for the Talbot County, Md. Department of Planning and Zoning. While there, he served as the primary staff liaison to the Talbot County Historic Preservation Commission, documented multiple historic properties, and served as the local contract-administrator for grant projects funded through the Maryland Historic Trust and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Rothwell has worked on master plans for the villages of Tilghman and Bellevue in Maryland, managed community survey projects, and coordinated activities with multiple committees and associations. Miscellaneous projects include assignments associated with environmental management, comprehensive survey of organic farming, field documentation of historic structures and land-conservation experiences.

His career in the U.S. armed forces includes a 12-year stint with the Maryland Army National Guard as a medical squad leader, and service in Iraq and Egypt in support of Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai. He is a recipient of the Combat Medical Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War of Terrorism Service Medal and Multinational Force and Observers Medal.

The Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation serves as the advisory body to the state historic preservation officer, the official appointed by the governor to oversee and implement the state’s preservation policies in accordance with federal standards. The State Review Board evaluates historic properties for placement in the National Register of Historic Places, and provides professional advice on historic preservation matters.