Percy is a well-known resident of Waverley- Fall River – Beaver Bank, with a long history of professional accomplishments and community volunteerism.
Before being elected to the Nova Scotia Legislature in 2006, Percy was director of Dalhousie University’s Diversity Initiative and has also acted as a Black Student Advisor.
Over the course of his career, Percy has been employed as a university professor, a civic employee at City Hall, a hockey scout with the International Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and director/owner of the Jet Journal, a local publication. As an entrepreneur, Percy has also been the president and majority owner of his own investment and holding company, as well as a consulting company.
Percy is deeply involved in the community as a volunteer. His involvement with minor ball and hockey programs in the area has given him the opportunity to interact with kids and parents of all ages. His long history coaching and playing sports earned him a human rights award from the Human Rights Commission of Nova Scotia, which recognized his work for bringing communities together through sport. He has coached a number of hockey, fastball and softball teams at the local community level, as well as the provincial team at the Canadian nationals.
Over the years, he has held a number of volunteer positions, including: Executive Member of the RiverLake Residents Association; member of the Board Directors of the Black Business Initiative; vice-president of National Access Awareness Week; vice-president of the Network for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities; member of the Board of Directors of King’s-Edgehill Alumni Association; Board Member of Team Work Co-operative; member of the Halifax Black Community Workshop; member of the Board of Directors of the Dartmouth East Black Learning Centre; and member of the Metro Committee for Persons with Disabilities.
Percy and his partner, Debbie Paris reside in Windsor Junction and have two grown sons, Joel and Jason, and a daughter, Jacqui, who graduated from Lockview High School.