Alvin Brooks

Alvin Brooks, 2024 Ripple of Kindness Finalist

Alvin Brooks

2024 Ripple of Kindness Finalist

Alvin Brooks was elected to serve as the Sixth District at-large councilman in 1999 and re-elected in February 2003. After his first election, Brooks was appointed as mayor pro tem by Mayor Kay Barnes. In addition to serving as mayor pro tem, Brooks chaired the Public Safety Committee, the Police Capital Improvements Oversight Committee, and the Police Site Selection Committee; and served as vice chair of the Aviation Committee and the Finance and Audit Committee.

In 1991, Brooks was selected as president of the AdHoc Group Against Crime, a broad-based grassroots community organization he founded in Kansas City, Missouri, in November 1977.


  • Lincoln Junior College: September 1952 to May 1954, AA degree
  • University of Missouri—Kansas City: September 1956 to May 1959, Bachelor of Arts Degree, History and Government
  • University of Missouri—Kansas City: May 1973, Master of Arts Degree, Sociology


Brooks holds a State of Missouri Lifetime Teacher’s Certificate. He has been a reserve teacher and a visiting instructor at University of Missouri—Kansas City, Penn Valley Community College, and Pioneer Community College.


  • Police officer and detective (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Home school coordinator, Kansas City School District
  • Director of neighborhood youth corp (NYC) Kansas City—St. Joseph Diocese
  • Director of school, parents, community relations, Kansas City School District
  • Director of human relations department (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Assistant city manager (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Founder, AdHoc Group Against Crime
  • Move UP (a merger of the AdHoc Group Against Crime and Project Neighborhood)


Brooks has been a consultant to many business executives in the area of diversity minority and women matters. He has also been a motivational speaker and lecturer for governmental agencies and the private sector. He has conducted hundreds of lectures, seminars, and workshops on the subjects of cultural/racial diversity, religious tolerance, civil rights, crime and violence prevention, community involvement and police community relations, and understanding the criminal justice system. He has also been a motivational speaker at numerous colleges, universities, and high school commencements.

Brooks has served on numerous boards and committees, some of which include:

  • Board of Governors, Avila University
  • Board of Directors, Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Inc.
  • Charter Board Member, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
  • Board of Visitors, Park University
  • Advisory Committee, Supreme Court of Missouri
  • Board of Regents, Central Missouri State University
  • National Conference of Christians and Jews
  • Board member, National Youth Information Network
  • Board member, National Conference for Community and Justice
  • Board member, Prime Health Foundation
  • Mid-America Regional Council
  • Board of Missouri Commission on Human Rights
  • Board of Kansas City Police Commissioner, President 2 years
  • Board of Directors Hickman Mills C1 School District


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