The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), recently held their Annual Meeting to elect officers and set terms for the Board of Directors, as well as honor employees, volunteers, and individuals supported by the agency. The 2023-2024 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), a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, has been awarded $69,966 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 Kinney Drugs, located in Watertown’s Seaway Plaza was nominated to receive recognition through the New York State Department of Education in honor of their dedication to provide community employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
In honor of October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), announced that Danna Lee Tubbert was awarded the distinction of “William B. Joslin Outstanding Performer,” from the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID.)
The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org) dedicated a Sensory Garden at the St. Lawrence County main office building located at 6 Commerce Lane in Canton in honor of former board member, Patricia Campanella in recognition for her 37 years of volunteerism with the agency.
Media Advisory – The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org) announced that the agency will formally dedicate its Vocational Services Building located at 968 Bradley Street facility in honor of Pat and Dick Alexander of Watertown, Monday, August 14, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence Foundation (www.thearcjslc.org/foundation) announced that it received a multi-year grant totaling $15,000 from First Presbyterian Church of Watertown. The Foundation provides financial support to The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence and people with developmental disabilities supported by the agency. The grant was awarded through First Presbyterian’s Outreach Committee in support of The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence’s ongoing effort to renovate its community residences.
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org) has renamed the career services division of the agency and it will become, “The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence Career Solutions” as an innovative approach to increase community work options for people supported by the agency. Career Solutions is an employment agency with a personalized approach and a commitment to assist anyone with a qualifying, documented disability to find a job.