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March 13, 2018
Female Influencers Spring 2018: Lisa Moore
Our Community is full of Fierce Females who are not afraid to take risks, dream big, and collaborate to make things happen. Among the next few pages, read the stories of local women who are influencing our community in impactful ways. Join us in celebrating the many outstanding entrepreneurs, influencers, history makers, and community builders who are making Kennett Square such a wonderful place to live.
Lisa Moore, Kennett Township Manager, finds it very rewarding to work and live in the community where she grew up. She’s been employed at the Township for 20 years, and she has a wide range of responsibilities. They include running the day-to-day business; managing the budget; overseeing employees; implementing projects from road work and sewer matters to land subdivision and development; coordinating meetings and tasks between state, county, and local agencies; working with an amazing team of volunteers; and keeping the dedicated Board of Supervisors apprised so they can make the best decisions for residents.
Moore says she enjoys “being part of the team that continues to enhance and help our amazing community thrive and grow.” Some exciting new developments include trails and sidewalks that will create a walkable community between Kennett Township and Kennett Borough. The Township is also working with the Borough to implement an Economic Development Study with the goal of further enhancing the community for all who live, work, and play here.
One of her most rewarding recent projects, Moore says, is Barkingfield Park. Moore’s team worked with a private owner to preserve 46 acres and turn it into the first-ever Township-owned park with trails, a dog park, and nature preserve. Moore received an award from the governor for this work on a Public Private Partnership, but she says her greatest reward is seeing residents enjoy the park.
“With the still-existing challenge for women to make what men make for the same job, and to gain promotions that will place them in leadership roles, women need to have a united force to persevere,” Moore says. “We need more female leaders in our community to set an example of leadership, strength, and personal power, and to show the younger generations that, with hard work, they can achieve anything they desire.” She also sees a need for more support groups to help women—in business, as mothers, wives, and friends. “Women need all the support and encouragement they can get to succeed,” she says. Women that “circle around other women and embrace, uplift, and encourage each other are beautiful. That’s the only type of women you want to be, whether in your personal life or business.”