Niccole Clements is the Director of Community and Economic Development for the Illinois Community Action Development Corporation (ICADC), a subsidiary of the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies in Springfield. She offers training and technical assistance in the development and operation of affordable housing to the state’s forty (40) Community Action Agencies. Ms. Clements works to secure funding for various projects taken on by the ICADC, develops and markets such projects, ensures successful operations, and researches new grant opportunities and funding sources. Previous to her employment with IACAA, she worked for Springfield Housing Authority, assisting with the Section 8 program as well as many other housing assistance programs, and also has three (3) years of management experience in the private sector prior to her work in the non-profit sector. Ms. Clements is a graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Business Administration.