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KCDP Endorsement for the 2019 Kalamazoo Mayoral Election

Our Endorsed Candidate is:

David Anderson


As a Kalamazoo City Commissioner, David Anderson has taken the lead in collaborative efforts to address critical and complicated issues. For example, David:

  • Chaired the City Commission subcommittee that invited community members to discuss and shape Kalamazoo’s Anti-Discrimination Ordinance.
  • Worked with the City’s Environmental Concerns Committee, the County, the City of Portage, WMU, Kalamazoo College, and KVCC to develop a policy around life-cycle costing – a waste-not, want-not approach to conserving energy and saving public resources. As a result, the City of Kalamazoo has a Sustainability Policy in place.
  • Helped craft the City Commission’s Ethics Code as part of a three-commissioner policy panel.
  • Took on the Chairmanship of the Freedom of Information Act Subcommittee and worked to craft recommendations for City protocols and practices to make certain citizen-city interactions would be more fair, transparent, and respectful.
  • Worked with downtown retailers to develop the language adopted for the City’s park use and panhandling ordinance.
  • Applied his experience on housing issues to tackle local challenges. His leadership during his first term in office resulted in a collaboration between the City and County to create the Local Housing Assistance Fund – an effort that leveraged a half-million dollars of additional, valued-added resources from MSHDA to address local homelessness.


Our endorsed candidates for the 2019 Kalamazoo City Commission

The 2019 KCDP endorsement process

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