As CEDAM’s Senior Policy Specialist, Jessica AcMoody is responsible for researching and advocating for state and federal policies that affect CEDAM members, developing resources and materials for members including policy updates and issue briefs, and engaging CEDAM members in policy advocacy through education, communication and events throughout the state. She also serves as Coordinator for the Michigan Rural Council and is responsible for educating community leaders, advocating for rural policy and providing resources and information on projects that impact rural Michigan.
Prior to her current position, Jessica served as Office Manager at CEDAM. She came to CEDAM from HomeAid Michigan where she served as Executive Assistant assisting with building and renovation projects to help homeless families and individuals rebuild their lives. Before HomeAid Michigan, Jessica worked in the Michigan Legislature as a Legislative Assistant in the House of Representatives where she did constituent and legislative work. She holds a bachelors degree from Central Michigan University.