The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) announced Wednesday that it had named Berkeley Councilmember Darryl Moore as the chair of its board of directors.
A civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, NBJC seeks to eradicate racism and homophobia.
Moore is a management analyst for the Oakland Housing Authority and serves as a board member of the West Berkeley Foundation and the East Bay Community Scholarship Foundation.
Moore was elected to the Peralta Community College Board of Trustees in 2000, becoming the first openly gay African-American elected to office in the East Bay.
He has also served on the Board of the West Berkeley Foundation, the Berkeley Public Library Foundation, YMCA and Berkeley Youth Alternatives.
“Councilman Moore is an asset to his community in Berkeley and a respected leader in the LGBT community,” said Sharon J. Lettman, NBJC’s President and CEO. “We look forward to his contributions as a member of the National Black Justice Coalitions’s board of directors. NBJC is focused on elevating and empowering the voices of invisible Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and we think Councilman Moore’s insights and leadership will be what we need to guide NBJC in this new decade and beyond.”
After moving to Berkeley in 1997, Moore worked as an Aide to Councilmember Kriss Worthington.
He went on to work for the City of Berkeley’s Department of Public Works as a Senior Management Analyst, working in budget, capital projects and fiscal planning.
“The work of the National Black Justice Coalition is critical as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Equal Rights Movement is growing significantly,” said Moore. “I’m excited about working with Sharon and my colleagues on the board of directors to move NBJC forward and significantly improve the lives of Black LGBT people in America and throughout the world.”