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Brick Mayor, Resident Win Awards from The Arc

Brick Mayor John Ducey and Matthew "Mayor Matt" Redmond. (Photo: The Arc of Ocean County)

Brick Mayor John Ducey and Matthew “Mayor Matt” Redmond. (Photo: The Arc of Ocean County)

Brick Mayor John Ducey has been recognized as Humanitarian of the Year by The Arc of Ocean County.

Ducey was honored along with Matthew Redmond, a disable Brick resident who has benefited from The Arc’s services and is affectionately known around town as “Mayor Matt.” Redmond received the organization’s 2018 Heart & Soul Award. He’s also been involved in the community and was honored at a township council meeting last year.

“To honor Mayor Ducey and Mayor Matt together this year was very meaningful to us at The Arc Ocean County Chapter,” said Laura Williams, Executive Director. “Both mayors are exemplary advocates for the community we serve and for that, we are so grateful.”

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The awards ceremony took place at The Arc’s annual “Rock the Night” dinner, which was held last Thursday. The event raised $43,000 for the Ocean County chapter.

The Arc’s Ocean County Chapter was established in 1955 with the mission to advocate, provide opportunities and supports necessary for all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be accepted and valued as citizens of the communities in which they choose to live, learn, work and play. Today, the chapter serves more than 1,500 individuals through residential services, vocational services, and family support services.


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