Founded in 2006, DDAT has dedicated itself to its mission to “coordinate emergency preparedness planning, awareness, and disaster mitigation among the agencies, institutions, and repositories that create and manage the cultural heritage of Delaware.”

This website contains information about the organization, a member directory, information on becoming a member, an event calendar, photos of past DDAT events, and selected resources.

Check out the Past Events and Photos pages to learn more about DDAT's most recent training programs!

The results are in for the 2015 DDAT Officers and Board members elections conducted in person at the November 5 business meeting and via email between November 6 and 18.  First I'd like to thank all the reps who took the time to register your organization's vote.  Your input is very important to the future of DDAT and I truly appreciate your participation.

Now, the results...your Officers and Board members for the 2016-2017 term are as follows:


Chair:  Pat Young (Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware)

Vice Chair:  Ryan Grover (Biggs Museum of American Art)

Secretary:   Sharon Fickeissen (Hagley Museum and Library)

Treasurer:    Randy Goss (Delaware Public Archives)

Board Members :

Mary Anne Farrell

(Delaware Technical and Community College, George Campus, Wilmington)

Elaine Fike (Georgetown Public Library)

Wenona Phillips (Laurel Public Library)

Laura Wahl (Hagley Museum and Library)


I would like to extend a special welcome to new Board member Wenona Phillips and also to Ryan Grover who is returning to the Board after a several-year hiatus.

Finally, I want to express my deep and sincere appreciation to outgoing Board members Claudia Leister, Norma Jean Fowler, and Mary Durio.  You have all worked tirelessly to support DDAT's mission and goals and your service to both the Board and the organization as a whole will continue to have a lasting impact.  Thank you, ladies, for a job very well done!

The new Board will meet for the first time in early 2016 and we look forward to working toward even more success for DDAT over the next two years.  

Resource of the Month
Check back each month to learn about a different disaster preparedness and recovery resource!

November 2015

Polygon, a company specializing in temporary climate solutions, document recovery and emergency drying services, has a comprehensive library of blog articles relating to catastrophe response, disaster preparedness, and mold damage just to name a few.  Their mission as a service provider is the mitigation, control and prevention of the effects of water, humidity and fire. Click on the link to visit their blog:

Don't forget that all the past resources of the month are available here.