|Wyoming County Board of Supervisor Chairman|
Doug Berwanger, Arc Board Treasurer Lyle Lehman,
Barney Pedraza, Arc Executive Director
Chris Peterson, and State Senator Patrick Gallivan
What customers might not know is that Barney's can-do attitude extends to the world of athletics, where it has taken him to great heights on the ski slopes. In February, Barney will represent the United States during the Special Olympics World Games in South Korea, where he'll participate in various slalom events.
Sen. Gallivan congratulated Barney after sharing inspiring anecdotes about people in his own life who have faced physical or intellectual challenges with bravery, including his closest childhood friend and sister-in-law. He noted that New York's recognition of an International Day of Persons with Disabilities is part of a larger shift of community inclusion for those with varied abilities.
"We've come a long, long way," Sen. Gallivan said.
|Representatives from all attending agencies|