Jordan will not seek third term on town council

In a letter released Friday, March 23, Mayor Stacey Jordan announced she will not be seeking reelection.

The following is a letter from Mayor Stacey Jordan released on Friday, March 23:

Friends and neighbors,

As I reflect on the last eight years I’ve spent on the Moorestown Town Council, I feel a sense of great pride looking back on the many accomplishments we have been able to achieve by putting the people of Moorestown first. Some of these include:

  • Moorestown township opened the doors to our new Town Hall and Library Complex, delivering a state-of-the-art building that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
  • Our athletic facilities have been upgraded all around town — our fields have been improved, the Church Street Recreation Center has been fully rehabbed and Moorestown opened its first ever dog park.
  • Boosted Moorestown’s protected open space to a full 810 acres and started a five-year process to rehabilitate Strawbridge Lake.
  • Increased transparency by restoring residents requests and presentations to Town Council meetings and launching MoorestownTV, ensuring that all residents can view recordings of each council meeting.
  • Secured a $1M federal grant to revitalize the Lenola Town Center, with work anticipated to begin later this year.
  • Invested in a massive overhaul to Moorestown’s infrastructure and water treatment facilities, putting our town on track to deliver some of the cleanest water in the country, with Erin Brockovich stating: “The Township Council is definitely on top of the issues and has taken steps with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to ensure the community drinking water is more than just compliant with Safe Drinking Water Act regulations and is indeed safer.”
  • Received two bond rating increases, boosting Moorestown’s standing to the highest in Burlington County and above the national average thanks to increased ratables, new businesses opening their doors, and a healthy surplus.
  • Held the line on municipal taxes, delivering the lowest property tax rate in Burlington County and actually cutting local taxes for our residents in the last two budgets.

None of these successes would have been possible without my incredible and dynamic town council colleagues, both current and former. I am especially grateful to have had my friend and running mate, Manny Delgado, with me every step of the way over the last four years with his depth of knowledge, expertise, passion and heart.

Without a doubt, Moorestown is in better shape today than it was eight years ago. When you elected me in 2010, I knew there would be difficult days ahead. I approached the job with clear eyes and boundless optimism and consider it the honor of a lifetime to have been entrusted by my neighbors to serve as councilwoman, deputy mayor and as Moorestown’s first female mayor.

Moorestown’s core is its people. The moms and dads, the coaches, the activists, the volunteers. It’s the people in the spotlight, and it’s those working tirelessly behind the scenes. To truly grasp the spirit of the Moorestown community, look no further than our town’s recent event celebrating the Eagles Super Bowl win. Placing aside our differences, forgetting where we live in town or what party we’re affiliated with, we joined together to celebrate some of the things that unite us as a town. My hope for Moorestown is that we never forget those little things that make our town the best place to live in America.

It’s with a heart full of appreciation for the opportunities you have given me and love for the people that make this town great that I announce that I will not be seeking a third term this November. I look forward to completing my final year on Town Council with the same energy, enthusiasm and dedication that I have delivered over the last seven, and thank each and every one of you for the chance to serve the town I love.

With gratitude,

Stacey F. Jordan,

Mayor