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Friday, July 25 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Developing The Arc into a More Powerful Organization by Increasing Collaboration, Coordination and Community Organizing

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To become a more powerful organization, the chapters of The Arc need to cultivate leadership from people with disabilities and their families, and reduce "disability silos" by collaborating with non-traditional partner organizations. Following the presentation by Mary Gonzales, a panel of State and Local Executive Directors will respond to her remarks and discuss how their chapters' advocacy has impacted their elected officials and community.

  • Creating relationships – the pre-requisite to effective community building
  • Moving from "maintaining an agency" to 'creating a powerful community"
  • Defining elements of a Power Organization 

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Tony Anderson

Executive Director, The Arc California
Tony Anderson joined The Arc California in 2003 and serves as Executive Director and principle lobbyist. In this capacity, he serves on numerous state and national boards and commissions, and is the past national President for the executive directors of The Arc. He has worked in the leadership for the Napa County Department of Health and Human Services and was appointed to serve as Deputy Director for Governor Gray Davis responsible for Policy... Read More →

Jim Baldwin

President/CEO, Bakersfield ARC
I have a Banking background. I was on the Board of Directors of BARC for 8 years before becoming President of the organization.

Kim Dodson

Associate Executive Director, The Arc of Indiana
Kim Dodson joined The Arc of Indiana in 1998 as Director of Government Relations and became Associate Executive Director in 2006. In 2013, she was named Executive Director of Arc Innovations, Inc. and The Arc of Indiana Foundation, two entities with that focus on employment opportunities for people with disabilities. She has over 20 years of work experience in the field of public policy and government affairs. She has worked for a United States... Read More →


Mary Gonzales

Gamaliel Foundation

Friday July 25, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Buckingham Ballroom The Warwick Allerton Hotel

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