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Emory Kevin Dively

Outreach & Civic Engagement Specialist

Emory Kevin is the current co-pastor of Deaf Life Church, serving a DeafBlind congregation, and communities in St. Paul, Faribault, and Rochester since 1997. He has served as an election judge for Ramsey County in the past. He also serves as a treasurer for both the Minnesota DeafBlind Association (MDBA) and Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC). Emory is a former MADC president. He is also the president of the World Deaf Assemblies of God Fellowship. Mark Ritchie, then Minnesota Secretary of State, awarded Emory with the 2009 National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award for his enthusiastic work on voting and civic engagement. Emory has traveled internationally to over 27 countries. His favorite things about traveling are trying new food, learning different signed languages, and making new friends. Emory and his wife have four grandchildren.

"I am inspired simply by seeing people believe in themselves. They can vote or advocate within the people's government with full access to communication and realize they contribute something to our society. That's why I enjoy my work." ~ Emory K. Dively

Emory is wearing a dark, short sleeved shirt. He is smiling. In the background is a tree and the State Office Building.
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