November 2022

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.

INTRODUCING THE ALEXANDER VOCATIONAL SERVICES BUILDING

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.