EMMAUS, PA - Joyce K. Moore, elected to the Upper Milford Board of Township Supervisors in November 2017, announced today that she is running for Lehigh County Commissioner in District #5 (encompassing the Boroughs of Coopersburg, Emmaus, Macungie; the Townships of Lower Milford, Salisbury, Upper Saucon, and Upper Milford; as well as the 12th Ward, and parts of the 13th Ward of the City of Allentown).
As a longtime resident of the Lehigh Valley and a two-time public officeholder, Ms. Moore has a full appreciation of the importance of local government and its impact on the community.
Originally from Delaware County, in the Philadelphia suburbs, Ms. Moore moved to Easton, PA, where she served on the Glendon Borough Council, before moving to Upper Milford Township in Lehigh County where she has served for three years as a Township Supervisor and continues to serve her term, including the past year as Chair of the Board of Supervisors. She raised her family and built her financial planning business right here in Lehigh County.
"My life has always revolved around the idea of service," Moore says, "service to my clients, service to my community, and service to country." As a Chartered Financial Consultant and small business owner, Ms. Moore has built her career of over 30 years of experience in providing her clients with unbiased investment, estate, and retirement planning advice.
Ms. Moore has devoted her time as an Upper Milford resident to protecting open space. Ms. Moore states that “As a long-time resident of Upper Milford, I've been an active member of the Emmaus Upper Milford Environmental Advisory Council, the Sierra Club, the Appalachian Mountain Club, including as the chair of the Upper Milford Open Space Committee.”
In addition to her service in the community, as a mother Ms. Moore was a Cub Scout Den Leader, an Assistant Scoutmaster for BSA Troop 31 in Williams Township, Minsi Trails Council, and a board member of the Spring Garden Children’s School.
Ms. Moore sees the finding of a balance between open space and farmland preservation with smart development as paramount to the county’s ability to sustain high paying jobs for Lehigh County’s working families, upholding our high quality of life.
Collectively, Ms. Moore views the opportunity to continue serving her community as a County Commissioner as being in-line with his desire to leverage her experience to enhance fiscal responsibility, paramount to the efficient operation of county government. "I wish to continue my record of service by putting my experience towards supporting our county in its standing as one of the premier counties in the commonwealth while serving with both diligence and passion," Moore says.
Additional information about Joyce Moore’s candidacy and background can be found at www.mooreforlehigh.com. You can also follow her on social media at Joyce Moore for Lehigh County (Facebook), @Moore4Lehigh (Twitter) and @mooreforlehigh (Instagram).