Since the fall of 2014, I have mentioned in some of our newsletters that The Arc Greater Twin Cities (the 5 county metro area) received several grants to hire a consultant to explore the possibility of reorganizing The Arc Minnesota and it’s 11 affiliated chapters. This process eventually led to the development of a “Statewide Cross-Board Task Force”, which our chapter has been a part of. This task force has now published a “Statewide Arc: Final report to chapters”.
At the March 2017 meeting, The Arc Stevens County board voted not to continue participating in the Statewide Cross-Board Task Force restructuring process. To continue to participate, The Arc Stevens County would have had to agree, in good faith, to dissolve our chapter and join a statewide chapter, which has been temporarily identified as “Statewide Arc”. In order to finalize our chapter’s standing, a membership vote was taken at the October meeting.