Community Development (CD) at The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter encompasses public relations, media relations, development, planned giving, community relations, web site development and maintenance, advertising campaigns, external/internal publications, special events and much more.

Community Development staff is responsible for fostering productive, long-term relationships with families, donors, and other external constituencies in support of The Arc’s mission and core values.

The Friends of the Arc Foundation works closely with the Community Development staff to coordinate four quarterly meetings per year and planning fundraising events such as the Helping Lives Bloom Gala, Pour Your Heart Out in Rome, Swifty's Golf Tournament, and Arctoberfest in Lewis County.

We are located at:
The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter
245 Genesee Street, 3rd Floor
Utica, NY 13501

Please contact us at 315-272-1529

Mark Dudek
Chief Communications Officer
Mdudek@thearcolc.org

Rebecca Kearns
Director of Development
Rebecca.Kearns@thearcolc.org

Miranda Wivell
Community Development Specialist
Miranda.Wivell@thearcolc.org

Susan Evans
Graphic Designer
Susan.Evans@thearcolc.org

Media Inquiries
We are happy to assist the media with their requests.

All inquiries from media should be directed to Mark Dudek, chief communications officer at 315-272-1532 or via email at mdudek@thearcolc.org. Whenever possible, your request for an interview or information will be met within the deadline presented.

Read more about The Arc in Our Recently Released Annual Report