Name:  Candace May

Title: AmeriCorps Member

Department:  Community Planning & Development

How long have you lived in Kalamazoo?

Four years

What is your favorite thing about Kalamazoo?

Going to the Lilian Anderson Arboretum and the nature center.

What neighborhood do you live in?


What is your educational background/work experience?

  • Nonprofit
  • Youth development & children

What projects are you working on that are related to Imagine Kalamazoo?

Shared Prosperity and anti-poverty work

List a few of your hobbies.

  • Writing poetry and music

  • Practicing guitar

  • Reading

What animal matches your personality and why?

Sloths. They love trees, they eat leaves, and move with purpose.