Sarah Karlsson of Woodbury was recently elected to serve on the board of directors of East Suburban Resources, a Stillwater nonprofit agency providing supported employment services for adults with disabilities and other special needs.
Karlsson became interested in the board position after the accounting firm in which she worked completed the Stillwater agency’s audit.
East Suburban Resources supports 300 adults with developmental disabilities in finding and retaining employment in the Washington County community. The agency supports the employment needs of individuals with disabilities by partnering with more than 150 east metro-area businesses to provide supported jobs for individuals, small crews and at one of its three program sites in the communities of Forest Lake, Cottage Grove and Stillwater.
The agency’s mission “is to provide quality support to adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs making access to employment and their community a reality.”