by BRITTANY GROW
Though Robert Moore was born in Carthage, he moved to Old Forge at the age of 12, and with the exception of attending Mohawk Valley Community College, he has been a resident ever since.?Currently an employee of Hollister Geomatics in the field of land surveying, Moore is also a life member and past president of the Old Forge Volunteer Fire Department. Having served 14 years as an elected official in the Town of Webb, first as the Highway Superintendent, followed by 10 years as the town Supervisor/Budget Director, Moore says that if he is elected, he will utilize that experience, creating a seamless transition into the Supervisor position.
A driving force for Moore is passion for and about his home town. “Using that and the energy associated with it for the benefit and well being of our town will produce positive, lasting results. In addition, acknowledging that every day offers an opportunity to learn something new will be beneficial for our town in the pursuit of sustainability and new opportunities,” said Moore.
When asked what qualifications he has for the Supervisor position, Moore said, “I have an exceptional track record demonstrating self-motivation, creativity and initiative in achieving town-wide goals. I have had outstanding success in building and maintaining relationships with constituents, employees, board members, and municipal, county and state representatives. In addition, I have extensive problem-solving capabilities and experience in the areas of public relations, local environmental concerns, grant administration, and financial and general management.”
Like so many of those running for council positions, one issue Moore is passionate about is the review and update of the town’s Master Plan. “From my perspective this undertaking is as an issue of high priority. The plan is meant to be used as a guide in making decisions that will affect the future of the town in many aspects of community life, from infrastructure and housing to government, tourism and economic sustainability. This plan is important not only in securing many types of grants but in representing the future envisioned by a consensus of the community. As Supervisor, I will endeavor to fulfill that mission to the best of my ability by participating in and supporting the completion of the review/update,” he said.