Delaware Department of Transportation Celebrates 100 Years program postponed

December 31, 2017

Due to Secretary Jennifer Cohan's responsibilities during the recent inclement weather, The Delaware Department of Transportation Celebrates 100 Years program scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 6, at Delaware Public Archives has been postponed. The presentation will be rescheduled for a later date.

In 2017 the Delaware Department of Transportation celebrated 100 years of service to the residents of Delaware and all who travel through the First State. The Delaware General Assembly passed the Highway Act of 1917 which formed a centralized highway department with the authority to build and maintain a permanent highway system extending throughout the state. Cohan will present the history of the department and how Delaware's transportation system has evolved and expanded over the past century.

Cohan was appointed in January 2015 to be only the third woman to lead the Delaware Department of Transportation after serving as the director of the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles since 2007. Her state public service career has spanned over 27 years. Cohan has worked in the capacity of financial/program manager at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control managing the state's Clean Water Program, and has also worked with the Delaware State Legislature within the Office of the Controller General. She is an adjunct professor at Wilmington University, teaching leadership and public policy in the master's program.

In addition, with the start of 2018, the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room will be open for patrons from 1 to 4 p.m., on the first Saturday of each month. Jan. 6 will be the first Saturday when these hours take effect.

For more information, contact Tom Summers, 302-744-5047 or email The Delaware Public Archives is located at 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard North in Dover.