Delaware Department of Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan will present a program at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 6, 2018, at the Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. N, Dover.

The program will focu on the first 100 years of DelDOT. In 2017, DelDOT celebrated 100 years of service to the residents of Delaware and all who travel through the state. The Delaware General Assembly passed the Highway Act of 1917, which formed a centralized highway department with the authority to build and maintain a “permanent” highway system extending throughout the state. Cohan will present the history of the department and how Delaware’s transportation system has evolved and expanded during the past century.

Cohan was appointed in January 2015 to lead DelDOT after serving as the director of the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles since 2007. Her state public service career has spanned more than 27 years. Cohan has worked in the capacity of financial/program manager at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control managing the state's Clean Water Program and has also worked with the Delaware State Legislature within the Office of the Controller General. She is an adjunct professor at Wilmington University, teaching leadership and public policy in the master's program.

In addition, with the start of 2018, the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room will be open for patrons from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Jan. 6, 2018, will the first Saturday when these hours take effect.

The program is free to the public and will last about one hour. No reservations are required.

For more, call 744-5047 or email