January 25, 2018
Liz Moore is the author of a weekly newspaper column titled "Moore or Less" that appears on Sundays in the Independence Daily Reporter.
Liz was born in Independence, graduated from high school at IHS and received a journalism degree from Kansas State. The first 10 years of her career were spent as a reporter, editor and photographer for newspapers in the cities of Arlington and Abilene, Texas, and Marysville, Kansas. Later she moved into non-profit communications and was the national communications director for the Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States (The Arc) in Arlington for 18 years. She was also the communications manager for the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and in 2003, moved to Washington, D.C. for a seven-year stint with the public affairs office of national Easter Seals.
In 2011, Liz published a book titled, "Making It Home, My Year as a Middle-Aged Runaway," about a career break, an adventurous year of travel and working wage-earning jobs in locales across the United States. Here book can be purchased at the following locations:
Another "homecoming" was her return to her hometown of Independence to settle in 2008. In the years since, she has been the site director at the Little House on the Prairie Museum and the executive director of Independence Main Street. Retiring in 2016, Liz remains an advocate for small-town ways of life. She is a busy volunteer, primarily for arts-and-culture causes. She likes cats, newspapers, coffee, movies, cooking and friendships.