"Thirty-Seven years ago I began my career at Madison Cortland ARC. To see the progress the world has made in the area of employing people with developmental disabilities over the years is truly amazing," Lewandowski said. "Thirty-seven years ago my colleagues I could only dream about what has now become a reality community-based employers reaching out to us for help in finding capable, work-ready employees. It's a win-win all around."
Oneida City Deputy Mayor Max Smith, who attended on the behalf of Mayor Peter Hedglon, read the official proclamation. From the proclamation, Smith stated that the mentoring day helps maximize the potential of those with developmental disabilities and creates lasting professional relationships for the students and employers who participate.