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THE ARC JEFFERSON – ST. LAWRENCE HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING AND HONORS ACHIEVEMENTS

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 ANNOUNCES TARA CARR SELECTED AS NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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.

ANDREA JOHNSON HONORED AS OUTSTANDING PERFORMER

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.)

JRC FOUNDATION, INC. RECEIVES COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT FROM NEW YORK LIFE

The JRC Foundation, Inc. announced today that it received a $15,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life in support of the Bridges program, which provides services and supports to children and youth with disabilities from age 3, through the various stages of youth, and into early adulthood. The program offers vital afterschool and weekend activities which help build social skills, grow independence, gain needed life skills, assist with schoolwork, and provide recreation. Bridges is a Program of The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence and offers three program sites throughout St. Lawrence County.

THE ARC JEFFERSON – ST. LAWRENCE’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP TRANSITION TO OCCUR IN JANUARY 2023

The Board of Directors of The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org) has announced that Howard Ganter, Chief Executive Officer, will retire from the agency on January 27, 2023 after 44 years of service. Lynn Pietroski, the organization's current Chief Operating Officer has been selected by the board to become The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence’s next Chief Executive Officer. The team will continue to work together over the coming months to ensure a smooth leadership transition that will encourage further growth in services for people with developmental disabilities.