RICHMOND, Virginia - A personal visit is often the
most effective means of communicating with a legislator & working toward social change. Last week, CRi invited Delegate Betsy Carr to visit a recently
opened & relocated program in the Richmond area, the Nicolet Home. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss options & to educate legislators of the work that CRi does in the community & to advocate
for increased funding & increases in Medicaid reimbursements in 2020.
In attendance were individuals who reside in the home, their families & CRi staff. Together, they held a conversation on how to best recruit & retain qualified & skilled staff amidst a staffing crisis in the state of Virginia. Discussions like these are a necessary part of how CRi provides top-notch care to residents. Thank you, Delegate Carr, for your time & efforts as we look toward the future of Direct Support to people with disabilities & mental health needs in our community!
Betsy Carr was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2009, representing parts of the City of Richmond & the County of Chesterfield on
both sides of the James River. In the House of Delegates she serves on the
Appropriations, Transportation, General Laws, & Rules Committees. She also
serves on the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission, the Commission on
Employee Retirement Security and Pension Reform, the Joint Commission on
Administrative Rules, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission, & the
Virginia Housing Commission. She is Treasurer of the House Democratic Caucus.
Previously, Delegate Carr worked as supervisor of statewide programs
at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, community relations and resource
development chairperson at the University of Richmond’s Women’s Resource
Center, & as a Development Associate at the Virginia Historical Society.
While active in the Junior League she chaired the training committee.
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