CCDI Welcomes Our New Executive Director!
As Chairman of the Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois and on behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to introduce and welcome Percy A. Dace as CCDI's new Executive Director. Mr. Dace began his new position on Monday, November 2, 2015.
Percy has a wealth of experience advocating for social justice and economic parity for families, youth, seniors, the people with disabilities and working in low-income communities to enhance economic development and financial stability. Over the past 25 years, Percy has helped create small businesses and job opportunities for low-income families in Southwestern Illinois. He previously operated the DACE Company with a mission to revitalize urban communities through the improvement of lives of people and their neighborhoods. DACE Company concentrated on real estate development, crime prevention, economic and business development and leadership development.
Percy is a Steering Committee member of the Illinois Asset Building Group (IABG), Vice Chair of Illinois Partners for Human Service and Vice Chair of the Illinois African American Family Commission. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, McKendree University and a Master’s of Science degree in Urban Affairs & Policy Analysis, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
Again, the CCDI Board welcomes Mr. Dace as our new Executive Director and looks forward to his assistance in moving CCDI forward for the betterment of people with disabilities in Illinois.
Michael Spud Egbert
CCDI Board Chair