Founder and President of the Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust, Inc.
(2007 - present.) www.dhpt.org
Preservation Massachusetts Coalition (2006 - present) http://www.preservationmass.org/preservation-coalition
Other Dartmouth Activities
Involved in a variety of volunteer activities geared toward community preservation since relocating to Dartmouth in 1998. Instrumental in getting the Community Preservation Act to Dartmouth in 2003; served on Dartmouth’s Historical Commission; the Community Preservation Committee; and elected to the Dartmouth Select Board serving one term, 2006-2009. Served on a variety of ad hoc committees in Dartmouth, such as the town’s Budget & Revenue Task Force; the steering committee to update Dartmouth’s Master Plan & the Economic Development sub-committee; served on the Police Chief Search & Screen Committee; past Town Meeting member.
Community Nurse and Hospice Care, Inc. (past board member);
New Bedford Whaling Museum (volunteer);
Waterfront Historic Area League (W.H.A.L.E) (past board member and volunteer; Akin House Committee.)
New Bedford Art Museum (guest curator: Charles Henry Gifford (1839-1904), An Artist's Journey--A Retrospective (2006-2007); New Bedford Through the Lens--A Walk Through History (2010-2011)
Diane Gilbert had an extensive career in Human Resources management (1973-1998). Her last position was Director, HR Services, for BankBoston, where she managed a staff of 75 and a budget of $10 million. Prior to that, she pioneered the development of a Human Resources information systems function for Draper Laboratory, affiliate of M.I.T.