The Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource center has announced the hiring of Megan Bauer as its new Community Engagement Coordinator.
Since July, Bauer has worked as an intern with the KGLRC’s I Commit Campaign, a program fostering civic engagement by identifying, registering and mobilizing progressive voters.
This is the KGLRC’s second hire within the last month.
“I am thrilled to be a full-time member of the KGLRC’s team and to build on the election work we’ve been doing together over the last four months,” says Bauer.
Bauer’s position is funded through a new partnership between the KGLRC and the Unity Michigan Coalition, which works to ensure that all Michiganders are treated fairly by advancing non-discrimination policies.
Her work will build on the successes of the I Commit Campaign and expand those successes to nearby communities.
“Next year, we will bring the KGLRC and the entire queer community of Southwest Michigan to a new level,” says Bauer. “We’ll intimately engage the areas of Comstock, Oshtemo and Kalamazoo townships and Portage not only in identifying and building a queer base, but also in identifying and answering the deep needs of the community.”
“I am incredibly excited to have a woman of Ms. Bauer’s caliber on staff at the KGLRC,” writes KGLRC Executive Director Zach Bauer (no relation) in a letter to members of KGLRC. “Her drive, intelligence and passion make her a strong addition to our team.”
Megan Bauer graduated from Kalamazoo College in June with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and German. She has worked with Habitat for Humanity as an AmeriCorps volunteer and Queers for Economic Justice in New York.
“This is an unprecedented time for the Resource Center, says Zach Bauer. “With the addition of Ms. Bauer, we are stronger than we have ever been and excited to show the community what we can do.”
For more information about the KGLRC, go to http://www.KGLRC.org.