Councilmember Catherine Moy
Catherine Moy was born and raised in Fairfield, California. Her parents were also raised in Fairfield. Catherine graduated from Fairfield High School and attended Solano Community College before transferring and receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism from Hayward State College.
Following graduation from college, Catherine worked for the Daily Republic in Fairfield. She held the positions of editorial assistant, political and county reporter, feature columnist, and assistant city editor. From 2002 to 2008, Catherine worked as a columnist and freelance reporter for The Reporter in Vacaville. She also worked as a freelance writer for national magazines and various newspapers. During her career, Catherine received numerous awards and recognition from local, state, and national newspaper associations.
In 2005, Catherine began volunteering for Move America Forward, a non-profit organization that supports American troops serving overseas, and was appointed Executive Director of the organization in 2007. Catherine investigated, reported, and co-authored American Mourning, a best-selling book about two families whose lives changed dramatically after their sons were killed in Iraq.
Catherine has done volunteer work with children through Girl Scouts, youth sports, equestrian, and the arts. She has also been an active volunteer with the Loyal Order of Moose and served as a lay minister to Holy Spirit Church, serving sick, elderly, and terminally ill residents in Fairfield.
Catherine was appointed to the Fairfield City Council in October of 2008, following the death of City Councilmember Frank Kardos, and was elected to another term in 2009, 2014, and 2018.
Catherine and her husband, also a native of Fairfield, have been married for over 20 years and have one teenage daughter.