About Me

Daffney Moore is a catalyst for positive change with proven ability to develop and translate an organization’s administrative vision into specific action plans that produce measurable and sustainable accomplishments. She is a skilled presenter and motivator with a propensity to build winning environments for individuals and organizations. A passion for providing solutions to improve the quality of life for people by removing barriers through inclusion, education, volunteerism and program implementation. 


Daffney is the former City Manager of East St. Louis. She works on projects to address problems with urban growth, revitalization, housing and commercial development in order to address social and economic issues in the community. As City Manager, she worked to reduce the city’s budget deficit, restructure day-to-day operations, bring creditability to city, complete three audits, reduced contracts by $1.5 million, and secured five Opportunity Zones to encourage long-term investment and create jobs in low-income areas.


During her time as City Administrator for the City of Dellwood, Missouri, she led the ongoing recovery efforts after the Ferguson, Missouri civil unrest and achieved great success in revitalizing the city and areas along the West Florissant Avenue Commercial Corridor. Ms. Moore previously worked as the Economic Development Director for the City of Berkeley, Missouri and for the City of St. Louis as an Urban Planner.



Daffney is a transformational leader. She has the unique ability to engage people to look beyond traditional thinking to impact communities and improve the quality of life for individuals. Her ability to forge effective partnerships in the community on a local, state, and federal level to invest and revitalize urban communities has led to the revitalization of several neighborhoods and communities. 

Leadership Training 

  • USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate 

  • Consortium for Leadership Development 

  • Coro Women in Leadership 

  • Key Leaders Workshop – U.S. Marine Corps 

  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women

Professional Affiliations

Focus St. Louis – Coro Alumnus 

Urban League 

St. Louis Metro American Planning Association 

St. Louis Crisis Nursery Advisory Board 

Murray State University Governors Board 

Murray State University Black Alumni Committee 

National Coalition of Black Women  

Harris-Stowe State University Center for Neighborhood Affairs 

Top Ladies of Distinctions  

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority  

St. Louis Area City Management Association 

International City/County Management Association

Locust Central Business District



Daffney is a leader proving year after year her civic commitment, leadership and dedication to improving the quality of life for underserved communities throughout the St. Louis Region. She serves as the voice for individuals, who are unable to speak for themselves. She gives back to her respective universities through leadership development and training to students. She is affiliated with several organizations on a local and national level. They are: 


Focus St. Louis – Coro Alumnus 

St. Louis Metro American Planning Association 

St. Louis Crisis Nursery Advisory Board 

Murray State University Governors Board 

Murray State University Black Alumni Committee 

National Women’s Political Caucus 

National Coalition of 100 Black Women 

Jackson State University 

International City/County Management Association 

St. Louis Area City Management Association 




2018 – YWCA Leader of Distinction 

2017 – 95.5 Phenomenal Woman Award

2015 - APA Dwight F. Davis Award Outstanding Planning Advocate 

2013 - National Council of Negro Women Gateway Metropolitan

Legacy Award Honoree 

2012 - National Sales Network St. Louis Black Women Who Rock Honoree 

2010 - Recipient of the Unsung Heroine Award from the Top Ladies of Distinction

St. Louis Chapter 

2008 - Invited to the White House to hear the President’s remarks on volunteering 

2005 - Nominated to participate in Coro Women in Leadership Program 

2004 - Recognized by President Bush for her volunteerism with Connections to Success 

2004 - Improving the Quality of Life Award for Community Service and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning Alumni Award by Jackson State University




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St. Louis, MO 63103
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