It’s not every day you can retire from a job you’ve successfully held for 31 years, but that’s exactly what Roger Bradley, LARC Inc.’s outgoing executive director, plans to do at the end of next month.
LARC is a non-profit social service agency that has provided support for hundreds of disabled citizens annually since its inception 62 years ago.
Having served with the agency for half of its existence, Bradley has earned accolades from co-workers, who speak highly of his more than three decades of service.
“The evidence of Bradley’s commitment to the disabled population is woven through our community,” Peter D’Alessandro, LARC board president, said in a press release. “Roger has been an outstanding leader and has been instrumental in building a strong foundation of excellence in Southwest Florida.”
The release also quoted another LARC staff member, Development Director Angela Katz, as saying Bradley’s disabled sister has fueled his passion for the disabled.
“When Roger took the helm in 1986, he brought exciting energy and with that came an onslaught of programming designed to better prepare the disabled community for a world of opportunities and inclusion,” Katz said in the release.
To reserve a seat at Bradley’s retirement ceremony, which will be held Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Harborside Event Center, call 239-334-6285.