Location: Paramus, New Jersey, United States
Joseph O. D’Arco, MPA, IPMA-SCP, Administrator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business administration.
Following Mr. D’Arco’s service in the military, he wanted to continue his service to his country and community and make a difference. Before earning his college degrees, Mr. D’Arco served in Vietnam for the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1967. After his time in the service, he went to William Paterson College and earned a BS in public safety administration, graduating magna cum laude in 1974. From there, he went to Fairleigh Dickinson University and received a MPA in 1977. This led him to becoming a registered municipal clerk and a licensed health officer and environmental health specialist for the state of New Jersey.
The highlight of Mr. D’Arco’s career is being in a position to provide services to the handicapped and disabled and to establish Veteran Memorials in each of the communities he has served. He started out in his profession as a senior sanitary inspector for the Bergen County Department of Health in 1967 and remained there until 1971. In 1971, he became an assistant health officer for the Department of Health and Environmental Services for four years. Mr. D’Arco then moved on to the position of health officer and director of the Department of Health and Human Services from 1975 to 1982. In 1982, he stepped into the position of administrator for the borough of Caldwell until 1986. From that point on, he held the position of administrator and business administrator until this day for different cities of New Jersey including, Rockaway, the village of South Orange, Sayerville, Kearney and Paramus. As a testament to his success, Mr. D’Arco has received myriad accolades including but not limited to the Presidential Service Award from the Bergen County Health Officers in 1975, the Presidential Special Recognition Award from the New Jersey Health Officers Association in 1979 and the Humanitarian and Community Award from The Salvation Army in 1991.
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