|Access North holds
Legislative Recognition Ceremony
Pictured above is Executive Director Don Brunette,
Corporal Jon Schneider and Sen. David Tomassoni.
Access North Center for Independent Living of NE MN recently held a Recognition Ceremony at their main office in Hibbing to recognize the efforts of Sen. Tomassoni and Marine Corporal Schneider for their efforts in advocating for CILs in Minnesota.
Corporal Schneider testified in front of both houses telling his story of homelessness and how CIL staff helped Jon make a fresh start. His story was quite touching and was well received in the legislature.
SMILES was pleased to recognize
Representative Bob Gunther for his legislative efforts on behalf of Centers for Independent Living and the individuals, families, and communities they serve.
The presentation was made on September 6, 2016 at the SMILES’ office in Fairmont. Pictured with Representative Gunther are Alan Augustin, CEO of SMILES Center for Independent Living and Amber Elliott, SMILES’ Fairmont Branch Manager.
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Pictured above is Representative Tama Thies, Representative Jim Knoblach, Senator Michelle Fishback and Cara Ruff, Executive Director during the presentation of the awards.
All of the legislators talked about how GREAT Centers for Independent Living are and the amazing and cost effective work that we do!.