Melissa ParkerLynn Bishop of Arlington

Lynn Bishop, an Arlington resident and executive vice president of The Edinburg Center, received the Ruth M. Batson Advocate of the Year Award at the 48th Annual Providers’ Council Convention, held Oct. 2. 

According to the convention's website, this award recognizes the achievement of those who work to secure the funding, services and support necessary for people to reach their greatest potential.

 Bishop has been with the Edinburg Center -- a Bedford-based human services agency serving thousands of children and adults living with disabilities -- for more than 33 years. As well, Bishop has worked on political campaigns, including Maura Healey's successful campaign for govenor.

“Her compassion and commitment to justice for all people, including the persons she serves, paired with her passion for politics, has resulted in her being a strong and effective advocate,” Kathy Doherty, former executive vice president at Edinburg, wrote in a press release.

“Getting people involved in the political process has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember,” wrote Bishop. “Politics touches all of us, and the more people get involved, the more change we can create, and that is what advocacy is all about.”

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This article, based on information from The Edinburg Center was published Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. Brynn O'Connor, YourArlington's assistant to the editor, prepared it for publication.