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, 2019-June 30, 2021)? 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).

(*Membership requires an annual donation to The Arc. 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

  • Young adult representation, between the ages of 18-35, especially siblings of individuals with I/DD
  • Health care knowledge and experience
  • Experience working in government/public sector
  • Relationships with local media organizations or public relations experience
  • Relationships with philanthropic organizations/individuals

While we have identified these priorities, all interested individuals who have a passion for The Arc’s mission are encouraged to submit a nomination form. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Previous non-profit or corporate 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, read our Board of Directors Prospectus. Should you have additional questions or would like to talk with someone about the opportunity, contact Board President Helen Pietranczyk at (720) 979-1447 or Executive Director Lori Ropa at (303) 232-1338.  You can also contact Lori Ropa at

Nominations Process

To self-nominate or nominate someone else, please complete this form and return it by email to You may also fax to (303) 232-9370, or 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 17, 2019.

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.  Newly elected Board members will begin their terms on July 1, 2019.




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