Service on The Arc’s Board of Directors

Are you interested in serving on The Arc’s Board of Directors for the upcoming term (July 1, 2017-June 20, 2019)? The experience is both rewarding and enjoyable.

Board service is a unique opportunity for me to share my passion with a group of like-minded individuals.  We are all united in our work to support and improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, and that is meaningful to me.

--Helen Pietranczyk, Board President

Service on The Arc’s Board of Directors requires a deep commitment to The Arc’s mission, as well as time and energy necessary for full participation. 

In order to qualify to be a member of the Board, a candidate must:

  • be or become a member* of The Arc in good standing and;
  • be a resident of Jefferson, Clear Creek, or Gilpin County or have a family member who is eligible to receive services in these counties (up to 20% of the Board may be exempt from the residency requirement).

(*For questions regarding membership, including your status, please contact Eryn Hoerig at (303) 232-1338 or

After reviewing The Arc’s Strategic Plan and current Board composition, we are particularly interested in adding the following to our Board

  • Additional Self-advocate/family member/guardian representation
  • Finance or banking knowledge and experience
  • Young adult representation, especially a sibling who is between the ages of 18-35
  • Health Care knowledge and experience
  • Technology knowledge and experience

Although the board, through the Governance Committee, has expressed these priorities, all interested individuals who have a passion for The Arc’s mission are encouraged to submit a nomination form to the Governance Committee.

Previous board experience is desirable, but not required. The time commitment for a member of the Board of Directors is approximately 6-10 hours per month depending on committee work.  Terms are two years.

For information on Board Member responsibilities, click here to read our Board of Directors Prospectus. Should you have additional questions or find that you would like to talk with someone about the opportunity, feel free to contact Board President Helen Pietranczyk at (720) 979-1447 or Executive Director Lori Ropa at (303) 232-1338.

Nominations Process

To self-nominate or nominate someone else, please complete this form no later than January 31, 2017 and return it by email to, or fax to (303) 232-9370, or you can mail it to The Arc’s office at 13949 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 150, Lakewood, CO 80401.

Candidates will be contacted personally by a Governance Committee member to talk about what it means to serve on The Arc's Board and to learn more about the candidates themselves. The Governance Committee will make a recommendation to the board on which candidates will stand for election. The nominees will be voted on by the Membership at The Arc’s Annual Meeting on April 19, 2017.

Votes will be tallied and the newly elected Board Members will be announced at the Annual Meeting and in the following issue of the Arc's emailed newsletter, the eUpdate. Candidates who cannot be present at the Annual Meeting will be contacted individually to let them know the results of the election.



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