Emory David Dively joined the Commission in the summer of 2016. He has an extensive background in budgeting, development of office systems, leadership, supervision, communications, and technology. Emory’s primary public policy work is to elevate Age-Related Hearing Loss (ARHL) and healthy aging as a public health issue; he works with the ARHL Task Force to identify goals, strategies, and implementation of those goals. Emory has a B.A. in Deaf Culture Ministries and an M.A. in Communications and Leadership. He is a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) and is hard of hearing. If asked, Emory would be happy to explain why the Packers are the best football team in the U.S.
Emory is a member of the Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID), the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC), and the Hearing Loss Association of America - Twin Cities (HLAA-TC).