For Immediate Release
March 26, 2021
Heritage NL will see new faces in a couple of key positions in the upcoming weeks. Executive Director, Jerry Dick, will be retiring at the end of April to be replaced by Dale Jarvis, a long-time employee at the organization. Jerry has been serving in the position for the last five years. In his words, “my time at Heritage NL has been a great way to finish off a career in my adopted home of Newfoundland and Labrador. I have valued the opportunity to work with so many people and communities who are passionate about protecting and developing their heritage resources. And I am grateful to have worked with a talented and dedicated staff and board.”
According to former chair Dave Lough, “in his 35-year career in heritage and community development in Newfoundland and Labrador, Jerry has made a significant contribution on the regional, provincial, and national stage. Together with his team he has helped to build the Heritage NL “brand” and has further expanded the organization’s outreach throughout the province, including Labrador. While at Heritage NL he strove to bring together the preservation and commemoration side of heritage with community economic development and adaptive reuse. He was often heard to say that a community’s heritage assets were some of its most important resources. We wish him well in his retirement.”
Dale Jarvis has worked with the foundation for nearly 25 years in various capacities. For the last 12 years he has served in the role of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Officer. Dale brings a wealth of experience to the position both in the areas of built heritage and ICH. His dedication and passion, and the profile he has built up along with his many connections across Newfoundland and Labrador will serve Heritage NL well.
Heritage NL is a provincial crown agency with a mandate to support the preservation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s built heritage, the safeguarding of its Intangible Cultural Heritage, and the commemoration of its history.
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