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Governor Markell Appoints 17th Poets Laureate for the State of Delaware

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

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 Announces New Castle County Courthouse Naming

Date Posted: Friday, December 11th, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

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.




Governor Markell pardons Conductor on the Underground Railroad Samuel D. Burris

Date Posted: Monday, November 2nd, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

In an effort to right a historic injustice, Governor Jack Markell issued a pardon for Samuel D. Burris, a free black man from Delaware, who, on Nov. 2, 1847, was convicted of aiding slaves escaping from their owners.




Governor Markell Announces Delaware Bayshore Milestones

Date Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

With autumn foliage at its peak and the scenic Thousand Acre Marsh in the background, Governor Jack Markell announced important Delaware Bayshore milestones that enhance the state’s natural resources for world-class conservation and boost the economy through recreational activities.




New Efforts Announced In Delaware Challenge To End Veteran Homelessness

Date Posted: Friday, October 23rd, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

In New Castle, Governor Markell joined other officials and partners for a meeting of the state working group on the Delaware Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness where they announced several new efforts in the statewide effort to end veteran homelessness.





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