Why do you do what you do?
I was raised in a Christian family with a legacy of community service. I use my gifts to help strengthen Stark County’s youth, young professionals and families. My passion and focus is committed to the children, young professionals and families of Stark County. I serve this wonderful, vibrant community with dedication and passion. I believe I need to be involved in these many different aspects that affect the community of Stark County. I am currently the Fund Development director, executive assistant to the CEO and the Facilitator of Financial Literacy Housing program for the Greater Stark County Urban League. The most enjoyable and gratifying part of my job is encouraging young women to take charge of their finances, their lives and families. I, with the help of the CSE Credit Union staff, teach them money management, credit recovery, basic banking skills and provide them with mentors that assist them after the completion of the 12-week class. I absolutely love my job! I skip and whistle to work every day. God has blessed me with many opportunities to serve his people. I consider it truly an honor.
What is on your bucket list?
1. To continue the Cox Family Legacy of community service. 2. I would like to take my children on a trip to the Holy Land, and Africa. I understand you can take a DNA test and it tells you approximately which part of Africa your ancestors are from. I would like to take my children and experience the cultures. 3. I would also like to run for office one day, city council, or state representative.
What is on your mind?
I want to continue to serve the people of Stark County while maintaining energy, focus, compassion and respect. I want to be an agent of positive change in helping others succeed, to help turn the perception and outlook of Stark County’s future around. I want to focus on Stark County’s priceless and immeasurable assets, such as community organizations, families, colleges, youth, arts district, small businesses, strong faith and values.
ABOUT MONIQUE COX-MOORE
WHAT: Fund Development director, executive assistant to the CEO and the facilitator of Financial Literacy Housing program for the Greater Stark County Urban League; married to Fred Moore 16 years; children Josiah Moore, Frederick Moore and Zipporah Moore.
EDUCATION: Justice Studies degree from Kent State University.
COMMUNITYBOARDS: Fair Housing,YWCA,Ystark, Stark County Minority Business Association.
COMMITTEES: Hall of Fame Parade (2009-present), Hall of Fame Queen Pageant- (2008-present), State Chair, Ohio Young Republicans; Three-term president, Stark County Young Republicans (2008-2011), Stark County coordinator for Herman Cain for President 2012.
AWARDS: Jo Anne Davidson Award of Excellence, Bill Wiley Award of Professional Excellence, citation from Mayor Richard Watkins for community service excellence.