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New Smyrna Beach Resident Chad Colley Reappointed by President Bush to National Council on Disability

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Contact: Mark S. Quigley

WASHINGTON—Chad Colley, a resident of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, was reappointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a member of the National Council on Disability (NCD) ( The U.S. Senate reconfirmed Mr. Colley's nomination on October 2, 2008.

Mr. Colley is a decorated Vietnam veteran who has been active in veteran and disability issues for over three decades. In 1984, he was selected the Handicapped American on behalf of President Ronald Reagan and is a past national commander of Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Colley's service includes positions as vice chair of the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and chairman of the Veterans Administration Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, among others.

NCD is an independent federal agency and is composed of 15 members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. NCD provides advice to the President, Congress, and executive branch agencies to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability; and empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.

For more information, please contact NCD's director of external affairs Mark S. Quigley at or at 202-272-2004.