PAR Mail 2018-013 | January 25, 2018
Register now to Join PAR for the Board/General Membership Meeting
Thursday February 22, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Harrisburg Hilton
Register Today
Register now for the February 22 General Membership Meeting! All PAR Members are welcome to attend. PAR is putting together a lineup of speakers and topics that you will not want to miss! Speakers include Rick Smith, Director, Bureau of Financial Management and Program Support for the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). Certificates of Participation will be available for attendees.
Come learn the details of the Governor's FY 18-19 Budget to be released on February 6, 2018, and learn how you can join PAR's Advocacy Campaign to:
  • Increase DSP Wages and establish a path to a Living Wage
  • Conduct local legislative and public education forums regarding the importance of PAR ID/A priorities
  • Engage with ODP on the need to develop a fair and transparent rate setting process
Registration Information
PAR's General Membership meetings are important times to learn, network and problem-solve with your colleagues. They are also opportunities to receive up-to-the-minute updates and to discuss issues and activities that are not included in PAR Mails.

Please register now for the February 22 meeting here. The registration fee for the meeting is $85.00. It will cover your registration, a break and lunch. (Note: to avoid duplicate invoicing or credit card receipts, you will not receive a separate invoice or receipt from PAR when you register online; please print what you need at the time that you register online.) If you register and find that you have to cancel your registration, you are welcome to a refund if the cancellation is received by Friday, February 16 close of business. Otherwise, a substitute may be sent in your place. If you have any questions about how to register, please contact Lauren Quigley at or call 717-236-2374, ext. 507.
Hotel Information
Please reserve your overnight rooms now at PAR's discounted rate of $138 a night. The room block will expire on January 30. You can also reserve your hotel room by calling the Hilton Towers in Harrisburg at 717-233-6000. Please make your reservations by January 30 to receive the reduced rate. The rates at the hotel generally double after the special rate period is over.
Parking Information
Daytime meeting attendees of The Hilton Harrisburg may park in the connecting Walnut Street parking garage at a reduced rate of $5. Just have your parking ticket stamped either at the Business Center on the 2nd floor or the Hotel Front Desk on the 1st floor to receive a $5 parking pass to exit the parking garage. If you are staying overnight, you will receive a card at check-in. Cost for overnight parking is $10 per night.
Thank you to Eagle Health Trust for sponsoring this General Membership Meeting!

The Eagle Health Trust is a cost-effective solution for the PAR member’s medical insurance benefit—the greatest expense of the PAR Member’s benefit budget. The EHT is designed to afford employers the benefit of the self-funding concept and its lower expenses; flexibility; effective financial protection and potential to earn a return of funds based upon experience Presently, there are eight PAR members within the program with annual contributions of over $20 million.