Inauguration Day Schedule for January 17, 2017

Interfaith Prayer Service
WHAT: Governor-elect Carney and Lieutenant Governor-elect Hall-Long will join attendees at Whatcoat United Methodist Church for a pre-Inaugural interfaith prayer service.

WHO:Governor-elect John Carney
Lieutenant Governor-elect Bethany Hall-Long
Reverend Elmer Davis, Whatcoat United Methodist Church
Rabbi Michael Scott Beals, Congregation Beth Shalom
Father John Hopkins, St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:Whatcoat United Methodist Church
341 Saulsbury Road
Dover, DE 19904

Inaugural Ceremony of the 74th Governor John C. Carney and 26th Lieutenant Governor Bethany A. Hall-Long
WHAT: The Governor-elect and Lieutenant Governor-elect will participate in a formal ceremony prior to taking the oath of office and giving an inaugural address, respectively.

WHO: Governor-elect John Carney
Lieutenant Governor-elect Bethany Hall-Long

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
10:30 a.m. – Prelude
10:45 a.m. – Introduction of the Platform Guests
11:00 a.m. – Ceremony

WHERE: Legislative Hall
Dover, DE

Broadcast on Facebook Live and Live Stream

PROGRAM: 10:30 a.m. – Prelude
Delaware National Guard

10:45a.m. – Introduction of The Platform Guests
Delaware State Police Bagpipes

11:00 a.m. – Greeting
Dr. Harry L. Williams – President, Delaware State University

“Ruffles and Flourishes”
287th Army Band, Delaware National Guard

“Stars and Stripes Forever”
CWO 3 Robert Stike, Commander

Nineteen Gun Salute
Delaware National Guard

Presentation of Colors
Delaware State Police Color Guard

National Anthem
Staff Sgt. Naomi D. Scott – 436th Maintenance Squadron, Dover AFB

Invocation
Rev. Elmer Neal Davis Jr.

Administration of Oath of Office to Lt. Governor Bethany A. Hall-Long
Justice James Vaughan – Delaware Supreme Court

Inaugural Address
The Honorable Bethany A. Hall-Long – Lieutenant Governor

“America the Beautiful”
Jack Hanson and Emily Rossi – Members of Delaware’s All State Choir

Administration of Oath of Office to Governor John C. Carney
Chief Justice Leo Strine – Delaware Supreme Court

Inaugural Address
The Honorable John C. Carney – Governor

“Our Delaware”
Alyssa P. Perez – Member of Delaware’s All State Choir

Benediction
Rabbi Michael Scott Beals

Retirement of Colors
Delaware State Police Color Guard

Postlude
287th Army Band, Delaware National Guard

Public Greeting

WHAT: Governor Carney and Lieutenant Governor Hall-Long will greet attendees in a receiving line following the ceremony.

WHO: Governor John Carney
Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Legislative Hall
Dover, DE

Inaugural Celebration
WHAT: Governor Carney will join guests at Dover Downs to celebrate the Inauguration. Prior registration was required for guests. Closed press.

WHO: Governor John Carney
Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long
Registered guests

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Dover Downs
1131 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901


New Castle County, Delaware Designated as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

Designation Enables County to Receive Additional Support from Federal Program Designed to Disrupt Drug Trafficking through Coordinated, ‘Smart on Crime’ Approaches to Enforcement

Washington, D.C.  – Today, Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced the designation of New Castle County, Delaware as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). The designation will enable the county to receive Federal resources to further the coordination and development of drug control efforts among Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers in Delaware, and allow local agencies to benefit from ongoing HIDTA initiatives working to reduce drug use and its consequences across the United States. New Castle County will join 4 other counties, including Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania and Camden County, New Jersey that are part of the existing Philadelphia/Camden HIDTA.

“I am pleased to add New Castle County, Delaware to the Philadelphia/Camden High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area,’ said Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy. “Designation of this county will further the development of joint drug control efforts by local, state, and federal law enforcement officers in the region. I look forward to continue working with officials in New Castle County on our collaborative efforts to reduce drug use and its consequences throughout the United States.”

‎“We all have an obligation to ensure our neighborhoods are safe and our citizens are able to realize success,” said Delaware Governor Jack Markell. “By providing access to additional federal resources, this productive partnership addresses a critical need in our communities and will further support our ongoing, collaborative efforts to stop crime and violence in Delaware. We are grateful to the members of our federal delegation for their unwavering support on this issue.”

“If we’re going to stop the violent crime that has so afflicted our community, we’re going to have to come together as a community to do it. We all need to do our part,” said Senator Chris Coons (D-DE). “This welcome news means that Wilmington and New Castle County will be able to access additional federal resources and expertise as we step up our game‎ against the drug crime that has overwhelmed our community. Senator Carper, Congressman Carney, and I are doing everything we can in Washington to ensure our community gets the help it needs to be safe.”

“It’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure that our neighborhoods are safe,” said Congressman John Carney (D-DE). “That includes the federal government, which is why the congressional delegation urged the Office of National Drug Control Policy to consider New Castle County for this designation.  It brings much needed additional resources to combat the serious violent crime that stems from the drug trade.  We must continue to work together at the federal, state, local, and community levels to make progress that will save and improve lives.”

Created by Congress in 1988, the HIDTA program serves as a catalyst for coordination among Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies operating in areas determined to be critical drug trafficking regions of the United States. Law enforcement organizations working within HIDTAs assess drug-trafficking problems and design specific initiatives to decrease the production, transportation, distribution, and chronic use of drugs and money laundering. With the addition of New Castle County to the program, there are currently 28 HIDTAs located in 48 states, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.

For more information about the Office of National Drug Control Policy visit: www.whitehouse.gov/DrugPolicyReform

For information on the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program visit: www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/high-intensity-drug-trafficking-areas-program

 

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