DeNofio credited Lahaie for developing relationships with the local business community, allowing the group to explore new partnerships to enter individuals into the workforce. She previously served on The Chamber of Schenectady County Board of Directors and as a member of their nominating committee.
A search committee was appointed by Otter to find a replacement. Material is starting to be sent out to potential candidates, said DeNofio, with the next few months yielding more information on the process.
"It's important that we have people who understand how vital a role Schenectady ARC plays in terms of providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities and creating a harmonious community," said Otter.""