Stephanie Moore (Email)
First elected in 2007, Commissioner Stephanie Moore is now serving her second term.
Commissioner Moore is a lifelong resident of Kalamazoo, graduate of Kalamazoo Public Schools (Continuing Education for Young Families) and is currently enrolled at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Commissioner Moore currently serves as commission liaison to the Economic Development Corporation, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and Friends of Recreation boards.
As a local community leader, Commissioner Moore serves as a founding member of the Christian Coalition for Equality and Justice, a group of concerned citizens committed to ensuring that every citizen is treated fairly by the justice system and has access to the social and political process. In addition, Commissioner Moore is also a founding member of Families of Hope which is a grassroots network of concerned community leaders and parents formed to take an active role in the future of our young generation.
A seasoned organizer and political leader, Commissioner Moore has more than ten years experience as a project manager, handling and managing multiple projects. Her past political experience includes working as a election officer during 2004 elections; directing a community based, nonpartisan voter registration, get-out the vote and election protection program which registered over 24,000 people statewide; organizing "clean campaign" committees in several counties focusing on campaign finance reform; and established relationships with churches, community organizations and leaders for voting efforts.
Before her tenure at ACORN, Commissioner Moore served five years as the executive director of the Fannie Lou Hamer Project working to make the critical link between civil rights and campaign finance reform. As a result of her tireless efforts, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, voted unanimously (at one of its recent national conventions) to support full public financing of elections and to make the work of redefining campaign finance as a civil rights issue an organizational priority.
Commissioner Moore has also worked as a field organizer for Michigan Citizen Action where she organized citizens from around the state on key issues such as affordable health care, campaign finance and public education. Some of her major accomplishments during her tenure at Michigan Citizen Action included building county-by-county coalitions of academic, business, civic, political and labor leaders who are supporters of campaign-finance reform and organizing "community conversations" for a public education project aimed to build strong family-school-community partnerships in support of better public schools.
Commissioner Moore is a proud recipient of the YMCA Black Achievers Award as well as the Marquis Who’s Who of American Women (2004-2005). Additionally she has served on the board of directors of the Northside Association for Community Development (NACD) and the Kalamazoo Northside Nonprofit Neighborhood Corp (KNNHC). She is also an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.