Cheryl Spencer

Executive Assistant

Why I work at Everyday Democracy:
Everyday Democracy works to create positive change in society, and I am drawn to the mission of improving quality of life for everyone. I enjoy the teamwork and strong commitment of the entire Everyday Democracy team.

What I love about what I do:
I love knowing that, through my work assisting the leadership team and my colleagues, I play a part in helping communities to create a more equitable society. I enjoy working with and learning from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

How I got here:
My work has been primarily in the nonprofit sector assisting executives. I worked at Aid to Artisans, which helps create economic opportunities for artisan groups in developing countries. Most recently I worked at Newman’s Own Foundation.

What I do when I’m not helping communities create change:
I enjoy the great outdoors through biking, hiking, swimming, and kayaking, and spending time with family.

Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and our tools, advice, and resources foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, using a racial equity lens, can help.