Mission statement

The Rodney Square Conservancy is dedicated to the revitalization and preservation of the historic square for the benefit of the entire community and future generations. We envision a future for the square that ensures a clean, safe, and friendly environment for this historic site.

Caesar Rodney Memorial

The Rodney Square Conservancy mission

The Rodney Square Conservancy is a partnership of Wilmington residents, local and state government, and businesses committed to the revitalization and preservation of the historic square for the entire community and future generations.

Board of Directors

The Rodney Square Conservancy is governed by a Board of Directors composed of professionals, executives, local government, and philanthropists residing and/or working in and around Rodney Square.

*Samira (Sam) Aird
Strategic Marketing Executive Bank of America
Jaime Bohn
Executive Director, Community Service Building
Mark Fields
Executive Director, The Grand Opera House
**Marty Hageman
Executive Director, Downtown Visions
Joan Hoge-North
VP for Philanthropy Delaware Community Foundation
**Herb Inden
Director of Planning and Development, City of Wilmington
**Bill Lenihan
President, Tevebaugh Associates
Joe Lofink
Chief Operating Officer, Young, Conway, Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
H. Rodney Scott
Library Director, Wilmington Public Library
*Geraldine Shaw
Global HR Business Partner-Functions, HR, Chemours Company
Jim Tevebaugh
Chairman of the Board, Tevebaugh Associates
**Bill Thatcher
Manager North District Maintenance, DelDot
*Ann Wick
The Garden Club of Wilmington
Sarah Willoughby
Executive Director, Greater Wilmington Convention Bureau
*Joe Yacyshyn
Vice President & Manager-Charitable Contributions and Community Affairs, M&T Bank
*Executive Committee Member ** indicates exofficio

History and its path forward

Rodney Square and its four surrounding buildings were completed in 1937 and represented one of the first models of The City Beautiful Movement which sought to improve social order by introducing more beauty in the urban landscape. In November 2011, Rodney Square Landscape and Buildings, the Caesar Rodney equestrian statue and the Nemours building were placed on the National Register of the Historic Places.

Over the years, deferred maintenance has taken a toll on the historic Rodney Square. The revitalization of the Square is a top focus of the Rodney Square Conservancy (RSC). The project will clean up existing stonework, improve lighting, and provide more greenery and seating areas for the community, visitors, and surrounding businesses to enjoy the city park.

What's Ahead

The renovation of Rodney Square is a public and private project. It will include new masonry and paving, improved irrigation systems that will assist with stormwater management, upgraded lights and electrical systems, lighted fountains, planters, benches and tables, trash and recycling collection bins, as well as new trees, shrubs and green areas. Below is an artist rendering of the Square's future.

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