ABOUT US

2019 Board of Directors with Attorney General Dana Nessel.

About Kalamazoo County Advocates for Senior Issues

KCASI is a 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is to advocate as a non-partisan group for the improvement of conditions affecting the lives of older adults and future generations.

History & Background

Formed on August 21, 2001 under the umbrella of the Area Agency on Aging IIIA (AAA) and Kalamazoo County Government, Kalamazoo County Advocates for Senior Issues (KCASI) operated out of the Area Agency on Aging office and with support from AAA staff until 2017. Starting in January 2018, KCASI became a stand alone nonprofit, all volunteer organization.

KCASI has educated and advocated for issues pertinent to Kalamazoo County seniors. Historically, KCASI has created a platform of stands on issues, not specific pieces of legislation. This allows for immediate action when legislation on a particular issue comes up.

KCASI incorporated and gained nonprofit status in 2007.

Vision
A community that assesses and considers the impact of its decisions on seniors. 

Mission
To educate and advocate as a non-partisan group on issues affecting the lives of older adults and future generations. 

Values
Kalamazoo County Advocates for Senior Issues is committed to:
• Inclusion
• Fairness
• Respect

Board/Officers
Judy Sivak, President
Laurel Space, President-Elect
Danna Downing, Secretary
Karl Westra, Treasurer
Amanda Willer, Member-At-Large
Larry Provancher, Member-At-Large
Joyce Stout, Past President
Frank Cody, Chair, Legislative Committee
Janet Jones, Co-Chair, Legislative Committee

Download KCASI Bylaws here