Linda Lucas Receives Martin Papish Award from The Arc of New Jersey

November 22nd, 2019

On Thursday, November 21st, The Arc of Essex County’s CEO, Linda Lucas, was honored by The Arc of New Jersey with the Martin Papish Award at their 70th Anniversary Gala. Regarded as The Arc’s highest professional honor in the state of New Jersey, the Martin Papish Award recognizes the tremendous efforts and accomplishments for professionals dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For the past 40 years, Linda has dedicated her professional life to working for The Arc of Essex County and those we serve. During her tenure, The Arc of Essex County has become the state’s largest chapter of The Arc and the go-to resource for countless professionals and families alike. Despite all of her accomplishments and successes, it is Linda’s caring and compassion for children and adults with I/DD and their families that makes her a true champion and The Arc of New Jersey’s 2019 Martin Papish Award Recipient.

The Arc of Essex County is proud to have Linda at the helm and congratulates her for this deserved recognition. If you would like to make a tribute gift in honor of Linda, please visit