Linda Hicks

Linda Hicks

1951 -


Interview Length: 51 minutes

Interview Date: February 3, 2010

Interview Location: Commonwealth Media Services, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA




Linda Hicks grew up in Trenton, N.J., in the early 1950s. Her mother reluctantly accepted city assistance, but stressed the value of education and giving back to one's community to her three children. Hicks arrived in Harrisburg in the late 1970s for a position with the Juvenile Court Judges Commission and soon became involved with the Junior League and Girl Scouts. She has served on the board of directors for The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and as president of the board of directors for the Community Action Commission. Hicks is currently the chief of staff to the secretary of public welfare for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Community Advisory Board for Harrisburg Academy.