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.
Building on his initiative to make Delaware a more walkable and bikeable state, Governor Markell announced an Executive Order to increase safety, accessibility, and connectedness of pedestrian paths throughout the state.
Joined by officials from the City of Dover and Kent County, Governor Markell and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi recognized the first recipients of small project grants that were made available through the Governor’s Downtown Development District (DDD) initiative.
Responding to the need for increased addiction treatment and recovery services statewide in the face of an epidemic that claims a life from overdose every other day, Governor Markell joined Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf and other leaders to detail the state’s priorities for the $4.45 million in new resources provided by the Fiscal Year 2016 budget.
Governor’s Weekly Message: Building on Our Efforts: 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
In his weekly message, Governor Markell recognizes the 25th anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act by sharing efforts both in Delaware and across the country to create a more inclusive society.