Arc Greater Twin Cities plans District 47 event for Jan. 27

The Arc Greater Twin Cities invites residents of Senate District 47 to discuss issues affecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families at a home visit with their elected officials. It will be on Monday, Jan. 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the home of hosts Carmen and Mark Edman, 1572 Bluebill Trail, Chanhassen.
Elected officials invited to participate are Sen. Julianne Ortman, Rep. Joe Hoppe, Rep. Ernie Leidiger, Carver County Commissioner Tom Workman, Chanhassen Mayor Tom Furlong, Chanhassen City Council Member Jerry McDonald, and Eastern Carver County School Board Members Lisa Anderson, Carole Baab, Fred Berg, Tim Klein, Amy Logue, Heather Nelson and Jeffrey Ross.
Minnesota’s 2014 legislative session will begin in February, and elected officials need to know about the concerns of constituents who have disabilities and their families. Home visit participants can help educate state and local policymakers by sharing their stories and perspectives on issues such as transportation, special education, recreation, Consumer Directed Community Supports, county case management services, Medical Assistance and state budget issues impacting Carver County.
There is no charge to attend the event, but space is limited and participants are encouraged to register in advance. To register, email denafelper@thearcgtc.org or call (952) 915-3665 by Friday, Jan. 24.

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