The Arc Minnesota Leader of the Year Awards recognize contributions to further our mission in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The new awards program extends the legacy of awards previously presented by The Arc at the state and chapter level. One award will be given in each category and presented at The Arc Minnesota  2018 Annual Meeting on May 5, 2018 at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center in Bloomington, Minnesota.


Anyone can nominate a leader! Please submit your nomination no later than March 31, 2018.  To nominate an individual or a group, click here.


Award Categories


Self-Advocacy Leader of the Year – Recognizes an outstanding self-advocate who is an achieving, active and/or included member of the community.


Mission Leader of the Year, Individual – Awarded to an individual or family who has made the biggest impact for The Arc mission in the past year. 


Mission Leader of the Year, Organization – Awarded to a community or corporate partner who has made the biggest impact for The Arc mission in the past year. 


Public Policy Leader of the Year – Awarded to individuals or organizations that raise awareness, advocate for and create a positive impact on the rights, needs and/or contributions that persons with disabilities have with each other, The Arc and/or the community. 


Intern Leader of the Year – All individuals who have participated in experiential learning (field placements, internships, student consulting projects, etc.) are eligible for this award.

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