Friday, 18 February 2011 19:23

DE Department of Transportation Secretary Resigns

Delaware Department of Transportation Secretary Carolann Wicks has resigned her position as Cabinet Secretary effective March 18.

“This has been a difficult decision, but one that has been made with a clear conscience and the best interest of the department at heart.” Wicks said. “I have greatly enjoyed the many years I have served the state, from an engineer just out of college to my position of leadership in one of the most hardworking agencies in the Delaware. The opportunities I have experienced in my years at DelDOT will always be looked upon with sincere gratitude. But, as with many other retirees, I will now move on to the next chapter in my life, including spending more time with my family.”

Wicks is the eighth secretary of DelDOT. She began her long career at more than 28 years ago as a civil engineer. She served in several leadership roles including the chief engineer for the department and director of Transportation Solutions.

As secretary, she was responsible for the capital program, managing statewide transit services, motor vehicle services and the maintenance and operation of 90 percent of Delaware’s transportation system. DelDOT employs over 2,600 transportation professionals to achieve these goals.

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