The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org) has renamed the business division of the agency and it will become, “The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence Enterprises” as an innovative approach to increase work options for people with disabilities. This change coincides with Lynn Pietroski’s transition to Chief Executive Officer and Tara Carr’s move to the new Chief Operating Officer.
The JRC Foundation, Inc. and The Foundation of St. Lawrence NYSARC announced today that the organizations have consolidated to become The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence Foundation and will begin doing business under this name effective immediately. The Board of Directors from JRC Foundation and The Foundation of St. Lawrence NYSARC joined forces more than a year ago to conduct an extensive due diligence process, culminating in the name change.
The Arc Jefferson-St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, has been awarded $99,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence’s guardianship and recreation programs.
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org) announced that Ed Duryea is the recipient of The Arc New York’s Self-Advocate of the Year Award and Sabrina Bushey received an Honorable Mention for the Thomas A. Maul Direct Support Professional Excellence Award. These awards were presented during the State-wide, virtual annual meeting held this Fall.
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), recently held their Annual Meeting to elect the officers for the Board of Directors, as well as honor employees, volunteers, and individuals supported by the agency. The 2022-2023 elected officers for The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence Board of Directors are as follows: Jackie Sauter, President; Jennifer VanReenen, Vice President; and Joanne Rhode, Secretary/Treasurer.
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org) has announced that Tara Carr, will transition from Director of Residential and Day Habilitation to Chief Operating Officer (COO) in December. As previously announced, Lynn Pietroski will be moving from the COO role and will become Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after Howie Ganter’s retirement from CEO on January 27, 2023. The team continues to collaborate to ensure a smooth leadership transition that will encourage further growth in services for people with disabilities.
The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence is pleased to honor Pat and Dick Alexander with the naming of our Vocational Services Building located at 968 Bradley Street. The Alexanders donated the facility to the agency, giving a cost savings of over $1 million. The building is home to our manufacturing, packaging and printing entity, Production Unlimited, which provides work opportunities to adults with disabilities, and our Community Pre-vocational program. The building also houses the agency’s UPS Store and serves as the primary Foundation office. Mr. Alexander has served on the Foundation Board for several years and has generously supported multiple efforts over the decades which benefit the people with disabilities of the North Country. We are grateful to both Pat and Dick for their continued contributions and support of our mission.
In honor of October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), announced that Andrea Johnson of Ogdensburg was awarded the distinction of “William B. Joslin Outstanding Performer,” from the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID.)