Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Meet Sandra Moon - 2011 Woman of Distinction

Sandra Moon was elected as Councilwoman to represent District 3 in 1998 and served until 2010. She also represented the City Council on the Huntsville Planning Commission for nine years.

Outside of the political arena, Moon is an established business leader. She served as executive director of the AIDS Action Coalition and as executive director of the Mental Health Association of Madison County, also serving on their board of directors. She is a graduate of Leadership of Huntsville/Madison County and Leadership Alabama.

Moon received a bachelor’s degree in English from Lindenwood University and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Maryland. She believes she found her calling to this field by working on a Girl Scout library badge in the seventh grade. Moon also earned a master’s in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

In 2001, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumna Medal by Lindenwood University and received the Women’s Economic Development Council’s Women Honoring Women Award for her public service in 2004.

Moon learned at a young age the importance of giving back: “What one takes away from any community is equal to what one gives to the community.”

Moon will be recognized at the North Alabama Women of Distinction Luncheon on April 27. For more information, visit www.girlscoutsnca.org/wodnorth.