January 18, 2018
It is with profound sadness that I share with our community the passing of Lori Moore (née Jones-Rucker). Lori’s tenure with the Southern Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments spanned slightly more than a decade, and her contributions had tremendous impact. Most notably, Lori was instrumental in bringing to fruition our leadership program, the Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills (CALS), which prepares emerging legislative, executive, and judicial branch state leaders for their roles in state government. Under her guidance, the program created skilled, educated and confident state leaders by developing core competencies that play an important role in the service of public officials. This is an everlasting legacy, and one for which Lori always will be remembered, and of which I am extremely proud.
Lori’s reach was profound, and she touched many lives. For this we all will be grateful. We have been enriched by our many associations with Lori, and I know she will be remembered fondly.
Mu Pi Chapter (Spelman College) of Alpha Kappa Alpha has set up a paypal account titled the “Lori and Amaris Fund.” They have set a scholarship goal of $15,000 for Amaris, Lori and Anthony’s daughter. Contributions also can be made to The ALS Association Georgia Chapter.
Director, Southern Legislative Conference
Director, Southern Office, The Council of State Governments