Each year, the Moorestown service clubs (Breakfast and Lunch Rotary, and Lions) select a nominee for Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the year award recognizes special individuals in our community whom have demonstrated great leadership and selflessness thru their volunteer work, and dedication to helping our community. This year, the Service Club Council of Moorestown voted unanimously to have Max Fisher honored as the 2020 Moorestown Citizen of the Year.
 
Max has been an active and model citizen, one who exemplifies the motto  “service above self”.  He was an original member of the Y's men, a service club here in Moorestown that just ended a couple of years ago.  He has been a volunteer firefighter since 1971 (48 years), and continues to be a life member of the Relief Engine Co. on Chester avenue. He also has been a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 60 years, and has participated and attended over 25 church missions throughout the United States and Overseas , helping others understand the church and move their lives forward. But perhaps one of his proudest achievements, has been his long time involvement with MEND (Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development Inc.).  MEND is a non-profit organization founded by several Moorestown Churches, and has been a beacon of affordable housing in Burlington County since 1969. He has served on the Board of Trustees, representing the First United Methodist Church, and recently served as Chairman from 2010-2018. 
 
Max was elected Fire Commissioner in 2005, and is currently Chairman of the Board. He is also a former Battalion Chief of the Moorestown Fire Department and has been a member Relief Engine Company 312 for nearly 50 years.  He has responded to over 50% of the Company's fire calls and was instrumental in the returning the 1952 former Mack relief engine to Moorestown in 2019, which served the local community from 1952-1977.
 
Max Fisher has spent a lifetime in Moorestown, having moved here in 1953 as a young boy when his father got a job at RCA. He attended Moorestown public schools K-12, became a lifelong active member of the First Methodist Church of Moorestown, and has remained in town throughout his adult life, along with his wife Beth of 50+years and their family.  In 1970 Max and his father started Taylor Rental -one of the premier rental businesses in South jersey. For nearly 50 years, Max has been owner and president of the company- only recently selling the business in 2019.
 
While he may now be retired from business life, Max Fisher is still going strong- as a volunteer fireman, an active church member, a family man, and a sincerely good person.   Beyond his life as active member of the community, Max has shown to be an amazing person in his private life as well. He and his wife Beth have been part of a loving marriage that has spanned over 50 years.  When his daughter-in-law was in need of a kidney, Max was there to donate one of his own. After the tragic the passing of his young daughter Wendy in a car accident many years ago, Max (and Beth) established a scholarship at the Moorestown High School in the name of Wendy, honoring her and giving back to the community. There isn’t enough space in this article to list all the many instances of kindness and concern for others Max has demonstrated, but safe to say, Moorestown has been very lucky to have a citizen like Max Fisher.
 
The Citizen of the Year dinner honoring Max Fisher is to be held at the Moorestown Community House on  Wednesday February 5th, 2020,  with appetizers starting at 6:30 and dinner at 7:00 PM.  Tickets can be purchased at the Community House or from the Moorestown Rotary Breakfast Club, Moorestown Rotary Lunch Club or the Moorestown Lions Club members. Tickets are $55/person.
 
Featured in the photo Max Fisher & Beth Fisher