We manage and facilitate access to governmental, educational and recreational information and provide a variety of other resources and services that aim to continually improve the quality-of-life for Delawareans.
Divisions that Strengthen the Community
Government Information Center
The Government Information Center (GIC) provides government information and services to the community through information technology. The GIC works with other state agencies, legislators, the public and others to improve the delivery of government services and information through the Delaware.gov Web Portal and other channels.
Division of Human and Civil Rights
The Division of Human and Civil Rights is responsible for enforcing State Fair Housing Law, Federal Fair Housing Law, and Equal Accommodations Law. The Division also participates in the mediation of hate crimes, police and community conflict, school related issues and state employment. Knowledgeable and experienced Division staff conduct training on fair housing and equal accommodations to residents, community groups, housing providers, businesses and other organizations.
Board of Pardons
The Board of Pardons makes recommendations to the Governor for or against pardons, reprieves, commutations of sentence, and executive clemency.
Division of Libraries
The Delaware Division of Libraries provides leadership and support for the timely development of Delaware’s libraries, to ensure convenient access to, and encourage use of current information resources and reading material.
Division of the Arts
The Division of the Arts is committed to supporting the arts and cultivating creativity to enhance the quality of life in Delaware. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council (DSAC), the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life.
Buena Vista Conference Center
Surrounded by acres of farmland, woodlands and landscaped grounds, Buena Vista Conference Center offers a serene yet sophisticated setting for indoor and outdoor weddings, business meetings, corporate functions as well as both formal and casual engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, family reunions and other social events up to 300 people.
Division of the Public Advocate
The DPA represents consumers whenever PSC-regulated utility companies in Delaware seek changes in the delivery of services or changes in rates for electric distribution, natural gas supply, water services, or local exchange telephone services. Although the DPA represents all consumers of regulated utility services, it focuses on residential and small business consumers.
Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture
The Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture shall establish, maintain and develop cultural ties between Italians and Italian-Americans; foster a special interest in the historical and cultural backgrounds of both groups, as well as in the economic, political, social, and artistic life of the countries involved; and shall help establish or promote Italian language programs in the schools of this State.
Delaware African and Caribbean Affairs Commission
Promote the welfare and interest of all people of African descent who reside in the state of Delaware.
Delaware Commission on Indian Heritage and Culture
The Delaware Commission on Indian Heritage and Culture is committed to promoting cross-border economic and business development opportunities for any business in Delaware desiring to export their products and services to India, as well as for any businesses in India wishing to expand their footprint into Delaware.
Delaware Commission on Irish Heritage and Culture
The Delaware Commission on Irish Heritage and Culture is created to establish, maintain, and develop cultural ties between the Irish people and Irish-Americans; foster a special interest in the historical and cultural backgrounds of both groups, as well as in the economic, political, social, and artistic life of the countries involved; and help study, establish, or promote programs or events that will provide appropriate awareness of the culture, history, heritage, and language of the Irish people and Irish-Americans.
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