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
KCASI was organized on August 21, 2001 under the umbrella of the Area Agency on Aging IIIA (AAA) and its Older Adult Services Advisory Council with strong support from the community, in order to enhance the AAA’s required involvement in advocacy efforts. It was modeled after the successful “Kent County Senior Advocates.” AAA staff support ended in 2017 and the volunteer KCASI board assumed total responsibility of the day-to-day work of the organization.
Each year, KCASI creates a platform of advocacy issues pertinent to senior concerns at the local, state, and national levels. This allows for immediate action when legislation or policies on a particular issue comes up.
KCASI incorporated and gained nonprofit status in 2007.
A community that assesses and considers the impact of its decisions on seniors.
To educate and advocate as a non-partisan group on issues affecting the lives of older adults and future generations.
Kalamazoo County Advocates for Senior Issues is committed to:
Judy Sivak, President
Laurel Space, President-Elect
Danna Downing, Secretary
Jan Livesay, Treasurer
Joyce Stout, Past President
Frank Cody, Chair, Legislative Committee
Kellie Cody, At-Large
Ros Robbert, At-Large