The Anderson Center name was announced at the Cotman Vistas Grand Opening in August, 2013, by Executive Director Steve Hansler. Below is an excerpt from Steve’s announcement:
One of the most influential people in my career was Frank Anderson. Among his many involvements, Frank was a MAHO Board member for over twenty years and twice served as Board President. He was always positive and very supportive of MAHO’s work. He was a strong voice on the Board, making sure that MAHO stayed focused on its mission.
Frank was the most effective advocate for people with disabilities that I have ever known. He knew everyone and quietly and persistently convinced people to do the right thing. We lost a great person when Frank died suddenly in late 2011.
As such, I am pleased to announce that the new name for MAHO’s efforts to provide education and advocacy about accessibility is the Anderson Center for Accessible Living, in honor of Frank. I hope that the work we do with the Anderson Center for Accessible Living will continue Frank’s legacy of improving the lives of people with disabilities.