Annual Appreciation & Awards Luncheon

Our annual event covers the year's activities & accomplishments and acknowledges those that have gone above and beyond helping the Arc and the people that the organization represents. This year's event was held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The program and lunch was held at he Mission/AB Tech Health Conference Center. This year's guest speaker was Ms. Mya Lewis, MHA, I/DD & TBI Section Chief, NC Department of Health and Human Services.


The following people were recognized at the Luncheon: Buncombe County Teacher of the Year Katie Straub, Progressive Education Program • Asheville Teacher of the Year Pat Cocke, Vance Elementary SchoolSpecial Award Sue Tripp, Director of Transportation, Asheville City Schools • Business Partner Award PF Chang's • Community Service Award Ryan Rotundo, for creating opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Thank you to Home Grown Eatery for providing the catering,

Richard Hurley for the special music and to Chris Cassels for photographing the event!

And a special thank you to Gene Bell, retiring Director of Housing Authority, City of Asheville
and parent,
Larinda Battle.