Portage County – Garrettsville resident Charles D. Moore is a new member of the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County.
Now retired, Moore worked for the hair care and beauty product company L’Oreal in Solon for 23 years. He started there when it was formerly the Matrix Company and advanced to the job of maintenance supervisor.
Moore said he joined the Mental Health & Recovery Board because as a county resident, he has the desire to help the board further its mission to provide a stable system of quality mental health and substance abuse treatment services available to anyone in need. He believes his business and management experience will benefit financial and planning decisions.
“I like that by being local, the board is more in touch with the people who need assistance. The board can see specifically what is needed and work to make it happen if possible. I want to be part of the process and make a contribution,’” Moore said.
Starting his first four-year term, Moore replaces Streetsboro resident Daniel Todd, who was a board member for eight years.
Moore has lived in Portage County for the past 31 years; in Ravenna and in Streetsboro where his daughter Margie and son Matthew went to school. He and his wife Alice moved to Garrettsville in 2008. They participate with The Bair Foundation, an area non-profit agency that works with children and families, by providing respite care for families with children who have disabilities, meaning they stay with children so parents can have temporary time away. The Moores attend the First Evangelical Church in Garrettsville.
Moore is a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War for which he was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal. He attended college at The Ohio State University and Youngstown State University. He grew up in Berea and was graduated from Berea High School. He is an avid boater and fisherman.