As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, The Arc of Grays Harbor is governed by a Board of Directors which is composed of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, professionals, and concerned members of the community.
The Arc’s mission is to advocate for the rights and full participation of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Along with our network of members and chapters, we support and empower individuals and families; connect and inform individuals and families; improve support and service systems; influence public policy; increase public awareness; and inspire inclusive communities.
Your leadership, experience and passion could help lead The Arc of Grays Harbor to expand and accomplish our mission of “advocating for a better quality of life for people with disabilities”.
By joining our governing board of directors, you will help set our policy, our budget, oversee the finances and appoint (through the board’s President) our Executive Director.
Our organization benefits from the wisdom and insights provided from people with a broad range of backgrounds, including yours.
Our organization is unique in that our bylaws require our board of directors also to include people with disabilities on the board, in keeping with the philosophy of “nothing about us, without us”.
Our board of directors meetings are the third Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to (no later than) 7:30. We currently meet over Zoom, but under normal circumstances we meet at The Arc of Grays Harbor office at 523 West First Street, Aberdeen WA 98520.
Our board is a fun group, and there are many opportunities to volunteer or through the committees, engage in interesting ways.
The Arc of Grays Harbor is a membership organization, and dues are currently $10 for an individual or $30 for a family.
Every board member is required to be a member of the organization. Board Members also must pass a DSHS background check because we work with vulnerable adults.
If you are interested in joining our board, please fill out the form below or give us a call at 360-537-7000. We look forward to hearing from you!
A major purpose of The Arc is advocacy. Your membership with The Arc strengthens the voice used to advocate for services and funding to fulfill the needs of people with I/DD and their families. It shows that YOU care and think people with special needs are important and need to be heard.