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.

2017 Honoree

The Minnesota Disability Law Center Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid/The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) is the designated Protection and Advocacy System for Minnesota, addressing the unique legal needs of Minnesotans with disabilities. MDLC provides free civil legal assistance to individuals with disabilities statewide on legal issues related to their disabilities. The mission of MDLC is to advance the dignity, self-determination, and equality of individuals with disabilities. For more on MDLC’s work, visit

Prior Honorees

2016 Institute on Community Integration

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 the 2017 event possible! Learn more about our sponsors by visiting each organization’s website.  

Presidential Sponsor

Governor Sponsors

Senator Sponsor

Representative Sponsor