Public Policy Recognition Event

The Arc Minnesota’s  Public Policy Recognition event salutes the accomplishments of individuals or groups whose efforts have benefited individuals with disabilities and their families.  The event offers an opportunity for members of The Arc Minnesota and others in the community to celebrate each honoree’s public policy achievements and to support the work of The Arc Minnesota.

2016 Honoree

The Institute on Community Integration

The University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration (ICI) has influenced a wave of social change supporting equality and inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than 30 years.   A federally-funded University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, ICI is part of a national network of similar programs committed to advancing all aspects of including people with disabilities in their communities.  Through collaborative research, training, and information sharing, the Institute improves policies and practices to ensure that all children, youth, and adults with disabilities are valued by, and contribute to, their communities of choice.

Thanks to everyone who supported this year’s event; you can view photos from the event on our Facebook page.

Prior Honorees

2015  The Honorable Judge Donovan Frank

2014  Roberta Opheim

2013  Anne Henry

2012  Shamus O’Meara and the METO plaintiff families

2010  Luther Granquist

2009  Colleen Wieck

2006  Charlie Lakin

2005  Paul Marchand

2004  Jerry Walsh

Our Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors who help make this event possible! Learn more about our sponsors by visiting each organization’s website.  

Presidential Sponsor

Governor Sponsors

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Senator Sponsor

Representative Sponsor

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