First elected in 2021. Current term expires 2025.
Qianna Decker is a lifelong resident of Kalamazoo and a graduate of Loy Norrix High School and Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Her career ambitions led her to 15 years in banking, where she developed her passion for creating financial literacy for all. In 2014, she shifted her sights to the mortgage industry and helping people find pathways to homeownership. In addition, her entrepreneurial spirit led her to start a successful home rental business in 2019 and acquire her real estate license in 2021.
Qianna is an active member of the Kalamazoo County Land Bank board. She develops ongoing seminars that bring local businesses together to educate the community. She serves on the Affirmative Action committee, which addresses disparities in home ownership for people of color and low-income residents. Additionally, she is a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee, which aims to shift community engagement from being simply inclusive to being truly empowering. In this role, she provides platforms and initiatives for community leadership, develops approaches to real estate transactions, and creates opportunities for neighbors and residents to get involved.
Qianna is also dedicated to family. She and her husband Douglas live in the Westnedge Hill area with their son and daughter, who are enrolled in Kalamazoo Public Schools. You can find them on the soccer field or watching little league games, cheering on their kids. Qianna’s parents migrated from Fort Valley, GA in the 1970s and have called Kalamazoo home ever since. She says her mother instilled in her the quality of working hard and for what you believe in – and she intends to do that for our city.