Emory David Dively joined the Commission in the summer of 2016. He has an extensive background in budgeting, development of office systems, data archiving, supervision, communications, and technology. His unique skill set aids the Commission in managing the scope, timelines, and budgets for the many activities and events undertaken by the Commission. 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 personally has a hearing loss. 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), Hearing Loss Association of America - Twin Cities (HLAA-TC), and ADARA.
He also serves on the Minnesota Historical Society's Access Advisory Committee.