In his final State of the State speech, Delaware Governor Jack Markell proposed an agenda that positions Delaware to leverage its highly trained citizens and welcoming business climate to build opportunities for sustained job creation in an ever-changing economy.
Governor Markell delivered his annual State of the State Address in Legislative Hall before members of the General Assembly, Cabinet members, and fellow Delawareans.
Date Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
On any given night, 100 Veterans in Delaware are homeless. For seven years, Henry Smith was one of them. An honorably discharged Veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Smith lived off and on in rooming houses and in 2015 was referred by the Wilmington VA Medical Center to Connections’ VA-funded Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. SSVF provides a range of supportive services and assistance to help Veterans secure housing stability. He entered the program on November 5, 2015 and was housed on December 3. “After being homeless for seven years, I thought housing was impossible,” said Mr. Smith. “My apartment is quiet, clean, and well-kept. Connections worked hard to establish a rapport with the landlord, and I hope more vets get the opportunity to be housed.”
Following the recent retirement of JoAnn Balingit as Delaware’s Poet Laureate, Governor Jack Markell announced the Twin Poets, Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills, will share the title of 17th Poets Laureate of the State of Delaware.
Governor Markell announced that the state will name the New Castle County Courthouse after the late Leonard Williams, the state’s second African-American judge.
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