African American Heritage Commission


The Lewes African American Heritage Commission was appointed by Mayor & City Council at their January 13, 2020 meeting. 


  • Rev. George Edwards, Chairperson
  • Rev. Deborah McCaffity, Vice Chairperson
  • Trina Brown Hicks, Secretary
  • Bishop Arthur Jones
  • Dee Lott
  • Rachel Grier-Reynolds
  • Bill Collick
  • Khalil Saliba, Councilperson, ex-officio
  • Janet Reeves, Acting Assistant City Manager & Parks & Marina Manager, ex-officio
  • Jackie Doherty, Recording Secretary


The commission meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall.

Juneteenth Event

Stay tuned for the date of the 2024 Annual Juneteenth Event. The event is held at George HP Smith park, located at the corner of Johnson Avenue & Dupont Avenue.


Lewes African American Heritage Commission Mission

Lewes African American Heritage Commission Bylaws

Speeches to the cOMMISSION

Lewes Historical Society Videos

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