As Director, Chuck’s work focuses on bringing together people of different faiths and backgrounds (including people who are not religious) for shared work to promote peace and justice. Chuck’s work includes efforts to reduce and prevent violence, promote racial and economic justice, end hunger, and promote religious inclusivity. Chuck supports grassroots activism and helps people learn the necessary skills to promote positive change in their communities.
Since 2012, Chuck has represented Ann Arbor’s Fifth Ward on the Ann Arbor City Council. He is a member of countywide task force working to combat inequality in Washtenaw County, helps promote sustainable transportation on the Policy Committee of the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study, and promotes human services on the board of the Urban County.
In addition to Chuck’s work with the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, he is an Adopt-A-Park coordinator for Winewood-Thaler Park, where he fights invasive species and has planted an edible garden.
Chuck’s wife, Nancy Shore, is the Director of the getDowntown program, which encourages downtown employees to choose sustainable transportation. She also serves on the boards of SOS Community Services and the Main Street Area Association.
Chuck and Nancy have two children, Camille (born 2010, attends Ann Arbor Public Schools) and Oren (2013).