​Councilwoman Denise Moore is an entrepreneur, financial professional, volunteer, and the first African American woman elected to the Peoria City Council, representing Peoria's eclectic First District. 


In addition to serving on the city council, Denise is the Founder/CEO of the Black Business Alliance Peoria Chapter, Inc.(a 501c3 non-profit corporation), overseeing both WPNV 106.3 LP FM, Peoria's only African American owned community radio station, and the Minority Business Development Center. 

Denise has been appointed to the State of Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Advisory Board, serves on the board of Peoria’s Downtown Development Council,  PCCEO (Peoria’s Community Action Agency) and is one of the founders of the Illinois State Innovation Association. 

Denise is a graduate of Illinois State University with a BS in Business Administration, has earned the coveted Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter designation and is a Financial Services Institute Associate. Denise is married to Garry Moore and has one daughter and two grandsons.

"Community Economic Empowerment is key to reviving struggling communities. I am committed to using my experience, skills and passion for my community to be a catalyst to educate and positively influence development."

Councilwoman Denise Moore

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