Max Fisher will be bestowed the great honor of Moorestown Citizen of the Year by the Moorestown Service Clubs for his years of service as a volunteer firefighter and former chairperson of MEND. The award will be presented on February 5, 2020 at the Moorestown Community House.
Fisher was unanimously selected by the Moorestown Service Clubs (Breakfast and Lunch Rotary, and Lions) for this year’s award, which recognizes special individuals in Moorestown who have demonstrated great leadership and selfless through their volunteer work and dedication to the community.
Fisher served on MEND’s Board of Trustees as a representative of First United Methodist Church, of which he was a member for more than 60 years. During his time with the church, he participated in and attended over 25 church missions through the United States and overseas to help others understand the church and set a good path for their lives.
“The Board, staff and residents of MEND loudly applaud our former Chairperson Max Fisher on his selection as Moorestown Citizen of the Year,” said Matt Reilly, CEO and President of MEND. “During Mr. Fisher’s 8 years as MEND Board Chair, MEND substantially increased its affordable housing footprint in southern New Jersey with new housing in Evesham, Medford, Deptford, Burlington, Florence and Egg Harbor City.
Fisher’s other community works includes serving as a volunteer firefighter since 1971 and continues to be a life member of the Relief Engine Company. He was elected the Fire Commissioner in 2005, and is currently the Chairman of the Board. Additionally, he is the former Battalion Chief of the Moorestown Fire Department.
Among all of Fisher’s worthy accomplishments, he notes his involvement with MEND as his greatest achievement.
“Max’s leadership skills and his strong devotion to MEND’s affordable housing mission were a critical component of our ability to take what we had accomplished in Moorestown and share it with so many other towns in the region,” continues Reilly. “Recognition of his significant contributions to Moorestown, as well as to MEND and our low-and-moderate-income residents are very well-deserved.”
Read more about Mr. Fisher’s award in Moorestown Patch.