"The Second Ward needs a Councilperson focused on protecting our health, preserving good-paying jobs, and creating a Columbia where everyone has the opportunity to prosper," said Waner.
Waner serves as Chair of the Human Rights Commission for Columbia, Missouri. As a leader on the commission, Waner worked to broaden Columbia's nationally recognized workplace, fair-housing, and civil-rights ordinances to include contractors. The ordinances led to Columbia earning an all-star rating and a perfect score of 100 points on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index for the past three years.
"COVID-19 has laid bare how economically fragile life is for our friends and neighbors. That's why I'm proud of the work we've already done creating job and housing protections. No one should lose their job or home because of discrimination," said Waner.
Andrea Waner has worked with multiple public and private health agencies including, the Columbia / Boone County Health Department, the Institute for People, Place, and Possibility, and the University of Missouri Health Care. Waner's work has led her to tackle food insecurity, discrimination, access to childcare, and mental health issues.
"Now is the time to lay the foundation for a Columbia where everyone has the opportunity to prosper," said Waner. "That means neighborhoods with well-maintained streets, support for children and families, and policy focused on creating quality jobs. Every Columbia citizen deserves the opportunity to live in a healthy neighborhood and prosper."