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On March 17, 2021, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs announced that James Scott had been named the agency’s chief of maintenance operations. Scott joined the division in 2014 as a physical-plant maintenance mechanic before being named physical-plant maintenance supervisor in 2018. In his new role, he is responsible for the overall management of the division’s facilities, grounds and custodial operations including planning, developing and directing the maintenance of division properties, providing technical assistance to staff and other administrators, and managing the activities of administrative and supervisory personnel.
The Dover, Del. native holds a journeyman’s certificate in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration from the Polytech Adult Education program in Woodside, Del. Prior to joining the division, he worked in apartment maintenance and landscaping in a variety of facilities in Delaware’s capital city capped off by an eight-year stint at Wesley College. Commenting on his new position, Scott noted that he will be looking to forward “to maintaining the same great quality of work” provided by the division’s trades professionals, while at the same time, “taking our service to another level.”
Scott continues to make his home in Dover where he lives with his wife and five children: two girls, and three boys — the youngest of which is preparing to enter Albright College in Reading, Pa. as a student athlete majoring in criminal justice.