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Protecting the civil rights of people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities through advocacy and education.

The Arc of Larimer County would like to invite you to the 2017 Annual Meeting: 

Date: August 29th
Time: 6pm - 8:30pm
Location: The Drake Center, 802 W Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Dinner will be served and a ticket will be required to attend.  Please check back soon for more details.  You can also sign up for our newsletter to get an alert when tickets become available. 

Special Guest Speaker:
Peter V. Berns
Chief Executive Officer, The Arc of The United States


Mr. Berns is a nationally recognized nonprofit sector leader and public interest lawyer who was named Chief Executive Officer of The Arc of the United States in July 2008.  Prior to his appointment at The Arc, Mr. Berns served as the Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations.   Mr. Berns has extensive advocacy experience, including federal and state trial and appellate litigation, federal and state legislative and regulatory advocacy, community organizing and grassroots advocacy, and media, public and community relations.  Mr. Berns also has extensive expertise in the governance and management of nonprofit organizations and associations. In 2011 he was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities where he continues to serve.  He has been named six times to the Nonprofit Times’ Power and Influence Top 50 list, most recently in 2015.    A frequent lecturer, facilitator, consultant and trainer, he has served as an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University.  Mr. Berns has a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Nomination for Recognition
At the Annual Meeting, we will take the opportunity to honor several individuals/groups/businesses/organizations that have made great strides in making Larimer County an inclusive community for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In the past, we've recognized:
- Employers who hire people with disabilities
- Volunteers
- Self-Advocates who worked to break down barriers
- Lawmakers who sponsored bills to increase Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
- And More!

Please complete this form to nominate someone for recognition. Nominations will close on July 12th.

Wine Pull
At this year's Annual Meeting, we'll be hosting a Wine Pull fundraiser.  If you would like to donate a bottle of wine, please contact Marilee Boylan at by August 1st.