Alderman Ricky Moore
Fourth Ward Alderman
Ricky L. Moore was born in Oak Park, Illinois. He was raised in Burbank Illinois and attended Reavis High School. After High School he enlisted in the United States Navy for a four year tour and served aboard the U.S.S. Dubuque, LPD 8, stationed in San Diego California, home of the Seventh Fleet. After receiving an honorable discharge in 1979 he worked as a crane operator for several years at Regal Tube in Bedford Park, Illinois while taking computer classes at Moraine Valley Community College.
In the late 1980’s Ricky changed careers and accepted a job in the computer industry. Over the years he has worked as a Computer Technician, Network Engineer, Network Operations Manager and Project Manager.
In the fall of 1996 Ricky accepted a full-time position as a Systems Engineer at Moraine Valley Community College and started teaching part-time. In the fall of 2001 Ricky accepted a full-time faculty position at Moraine Valley Community College where he teaches Computer Networking classes. He currently holds (or has held) a number of Information Technology industry certifications such as A+, Network+, CCENT, CCNA, CCNP, CCAI, MCSE, CNA, CNE and SCNP.
Ricky has earned an Associate’s degree from Moraine Valley Community College, a Bachelors degree from Governors State University, and a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security at the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Ricky has lived in Palos Hills with his wife Judy, daughter McKayla and son Cody for the past 23 years. As well as teaching he has served on the City Council in the City of Palos Hills as an Alderman for the 4th Ward for 18 years. Still teaching full-time at Moraine Valley Ricky also serves as the Program Coordinator for Information Technology programs.
As the Program Coordinator he has been able to directly support student success and completion as well as implement procedures that directly support student success. Working with Department Chair Dr. John Sands, Ricky says “we are constantly looking for ways to better serve our students”.
In 2016 Ricky was nominated for Professor of the Year as well as Master Teacher of the Year. The 2016 Master Teacher of the Year at Moraine Valley was Ricky Moore.
Next Election: 2021
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