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Executive Director

Local Address: Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States
National Council on Independent Living
1710 Rhode Island Ave, NW, 5Th Floor
Washington D.C. , District of Columbia 20036
United States

Company Description: The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) is the oldest cross disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.A. , Social Work
    Boise State University
  • Masters , Rehabilitation Counseling
    Drake University
134 Total References
Web References
Rehabilitation Services Accreditation System - Region X Conference - 4/18-20/07 - Tacoma, WA, 29 May 2013 [cached]
13. How to give 5 minutes presentations to the legislatures: Kelly Buckland sharing legislative updates and talking about how to get your point across Kelly Buckland,Director of the Idaho SILC and President of NCIL
Board of Directors, 26 Mar 2014 [cached]
Kelly Buckland
National Council on Independent Living
Newsletter > LEAD On! - June 2013 | LEAD Center, 1 June 2013 [cached]
LEAD People: Kelly Buckland, Executive Director, National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), LEAD Center Executive Committee
Kelly Buckland, Executive Director, National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), LEAD Center Executive Committee
Headshot of Kelly Buckland Kelly Buckland is the Executive Director of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL). NCIL is a LEAD Center national partner, helping to conduct a pilot project with five Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in urban and rural communities across the country to work with individuals with diverse disabilities as they access their local American Job Center. Buckland also represents NCIL on the LEAD Center's Executive Steering Committee.
Buckland, who is a person with a disability, has been actively involved in disability issues since 1979. Buckland started his career as an employee for Idaho's Protection and Advocacy system. He served for more than 20 years as the Executive Director of the Boise CIL, Living Independence Network Corp. and the Idaho State Independent Living Council. He has served on the Idaho Developmental Disabilities Council, the State Employment and Training Council, and the State Help America Vote Act Steering Committee. Buckland has worked on issues affecting people with disabilities, including passage of the Personal Assistance Services Act and the Fathers and Mothers Independently Living with their Youth (FAMILY) Child Custody Laws.
Buckland graduated from Boise State University with a B.A. in Social Work and Summa Cum Laude from Drake University with a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. Buckland has been honored with numerous state and national awards, including the University of Idaho President's Medallion, the United Vision for Idaho Lifetime Achievement Award, the Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Achievement in Human Rights Award as well as induction into the National Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame. Buckland has testified before Congress several times on issues such as universal health care, fair housing and appropriations for centers for independent living. He has been closely involved with the direct-service and systemic change aspects of the Independent Living movement.
Buckland has a long history with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL). He has served on numerous NCIL Legislative and Advocacy Subcommittees and other standing NCIL committees, the NCIL Governing Board since 1998, as NCIL Vice-President from 2001-2005, and as NCIL President from 2005 to 2009, including his current role as national Executive Director of NCIL.
Kelly Buckland, ..., 22 Sept 2014 [cached]
Kelly Buckland, National Council on Independent Living Term ending December 2013/January 2014
KYEA | State and National Contacts, 14 July 2014 [cached]
Kelly Buckland, Executive Director
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