Former North Port mayor named new president of National Civility Center board

Jacqueline Moore has served in corporate and community leadership roles

Jacqueline Moore. Contributed photo

The National Civility Center has announced that Jacqueline Moore is the newly elected president of its board of directors.

“It is with great excitement and a sense of urgency that I begin [this] service,” Moore said in a news release. “We aspire to help catalyze a needed shift in our society, a turning back toward one another, remembering that we are interdependent and that we need one another to thrive.” She added in the release, “I am honored to work with an extraordinary group of international leaders in civility, and stakeholders and communities around the world. We are on a mission.”

The National Civility Center’s mission, the release explains, “is to be the catalyst for conversation about civility in society and to provide leadership, resources, and tools that empower and enable individuals and organizations to be civility champions in their communities.”

President and founder of Kindness Community, Moore has said, “Kindness is the heart of civility. It is the expression of an urging in our hearts to be present, and to help another, or others.”

Moore is taking over the role of president from Kent Roberts, one of the Civility Center’s founders. Roberts, who served the National Civility Center for almost two decades, remains as treasurer and a board member, the release continues.

Among Moore’s fellow leaders at the center is Executive Director Lew Bayer, who is also CEO of Civility Experts Inc. In a statement, Bayer said, “The Civility Center Board is thrilled to have Jacqueline join our team. Her personal values, experience and life-long pursuit of civility align perfectly with the Civility Center mandate and it is our pleasure and a privilege to work with her to help restore civility to society.”

The former mayor of the City of North Port, Moore “is a seasoned corporate and community leader, trainer, speaker, and author,” the release notes.  She is the founder and president of The Power & Light Co. LLC, the release says, adding that she spent nearly three decades as a coach and trainer, “providing leadership development and strategic planning to clients worldwide, including not-for-profit capacity building” and the spearheading of community programs.

Moore “founded Kindness Community in late 2016, with a clear vision to create social change that makes kindness a way of life,” the release continues. “Kindness Community’s principles were adopted by local governments, the school district, civic groups, and individuals, who signed kindness pledges by the thousands,” the release points out. In addition to her work with the Civility Center, she serves on the board of directors of Goodwill Manasota in Southwest Florida.

Her new book, Kindness: The Heart of Civility, is due for release in 2019, the release notes.