Vice-Chairman (VC)

Mr. James N. Dancy

James Dancy has negotiated restructuring of HUD, Secretary held Mortgages; arranged and conducted Membership Workshops; and, supervised the management of numerous distressed multi-family affordable housing facilities for more than forty years without recording one late mortgage payment.
Jim has served as a Senior Trainer for the National Association of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC) for a host of Co-op Conversion and Training Workshops under contract with HUD and the Community Cooperative Development Foundation (CCDF). He has also served as senior Training Officer for CCH/TCI, and other associates, conducting workshops and training activities for Boards of Directors and Memberships of Cooperatives by contract or on request.
Jim with his trophy wife of more than fifty years (the former Barbara L. Banks, KC, MO), is a licensed Contractor and has been designated a qualified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) since 1999. Both, he and his wife qualified for and became Connecticut Real Estate Brokers in 1972.
Jim has been active in local civic and community affairs. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC). He served on the Charter Revision Commission for the City of Bridgeport. He is a former member of the Board and Past President of the Bridgeport Area Council of Churches.
Jim has served as Deacon in the East End Baptist Tabernacle Church of Bridgeport for over forty years. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Ralphola Taylor YMCA Youth Center; the Interfaith Community Food Bank; and as Chair of the Political Action Committee and coordinator of special events for the Greater Bridgeport Area Chapter of the NAACP. He helped organize and served as Chair of the African American Family Forum (AAFF) in Bridgeport.
Jim Dancy has served with or has supported numerous other social and civic organizations in each community in which the Dancy Family has lived.