Thursday, April 18, 2013

Congressman Chris Collins Meets with Arc Representatives

Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Board Treasurer Lyle Lehman (left) and Executive Director Chris Peterson (right) met with Congressman Chris Collins in Washington, DC on Monday, April 15th.  Collins represents New York's 27th Congressional District, which includes all of Livingston, Wyoming, Orleans, and Genesee counties and parts of Erie, Monroe, Niagara, and Ontario counties.

"Mr. Collins expressed an interest in visiting our agency and was supportive of our message," Mr. Peterson says.

Dr. Lehman and Mr. Peterson were in the nation's capital for the National Disability Policy Seminar, which is the premier policy gathering for people and groups with an interest in federal policy that relates to services for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.  The national Arc is one of the Advocacy organizations that helps to coordinate, and participates in, the annual conference.  The seminar had an overall attendance of 695 people.

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