At The Arc of Larimer County, we are marking a major accomplishment this year – our 10th Anniversary. In 2007, a small grassroots group of parents, individuals with disabilities, and community advocates came together to open our chapter and bring The Arc and the powerful advocacy that comes with it to Larimer County. To mark this occasion, on August 29th, we’ll hold a 10th Anniversary Celebration in conjunction with our annual meeting. Everyone is invited! During the dressy casual evening, we will have a buffet dinner, a special guest speaker, and an awards ceremony to honor those who have Achieved with Us over the past 10 years.
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 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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.