Dear individuals supported, families, caregivers, staff and community members of The Arc of Cape May County:
I have had the pleasure of being Executive Director for just over 4 months and a lot of changes that impact our community have taken place. Some of these changes have provided opportunity to enhance our services, some of the changes were necessary to continue the quality of our services. With our mission “to promote and protect the human rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetime,” as our guide, it is critical to remain diligent and focused on that vision. In order to do that, I am looking for opportunities to provide clear, consistent and transparent communication on multiple platforms. Therefore, in the coming weeks you will see communication in the forms of our monthly newsletter, social media posts on Facebook and updates on our websites promoting new program initiatives, advocacy efforts and highlights of the great work performed by people in the organization. In addition, I look forward to meetings throughout the community to meet and gather information on how to better serve all of our community. Please do not hesitate to e-mail me at
if you have any questions, suggestions and/or concerns.
I look forward to our continued partnership on behalf of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Thank you. Leslie Long, Executive Director