The Arc is ready to celebrate special night

Published 8:24 am Monday, May 1, 2017

By Jamey Helgeson

The Arc Mower County 

The Arc Mower County’s annual Celebration and Awards will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at The Arc Mower County.

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This event includes a yearly update from Dawn Helgeson, The Arc’s executive director, finance update from John Gray, the Arc’s board treasurer, and a slide show highlighting what The Arc has done in the past year.

Awards will be presented to:

•Community Partner of the Year: Reichel Foods, Tom Wiechmann.

•Direct Service Professional of the Year: George C. Percival

•Distinquished Service Award: Al Smith

•Professional of the year: Jeff Baldus, Austin Area Foundation

•Robert Qual Memorial Self-Advocate of the Year:  Chad Johnson.

•Volunteer of the Year: Crystal Steinbach.

This meeting is open to all members, donors, volunteers and supporters of The Arc Mower County. RSVP by Monday by emailing  or calling 507-433-8994.

Member survey 2017

 The Arc Mower County is conducting a member survey.

We want to know how you think The Arc Mower County’s programs and services are benefiting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Mower County. We value your opinion and need to hear from you so we can continue to improve the quality of life of people with I/DD in Mower County.

 Your privacy and information is important to us and will be respected. Information collected from this survey will be used for the sole purpose of improving The Arc Mower County’s programs and services.

 Visit to take the survey.  If you have any questions please call us at 1-507-433-8994 or email

Jamey Helgeson is the Program Director at The Arc Mower County and can be reached at or by calling 507-433-8994, Extension 102.  You can also visit our website ( and follow us on Facebook (