Francisco “Frank” Moran
Mayor – City of Camden
Mayor Francisco “Frank” Moran is the embodiment of a hard-working family man who continuously works to improve the quality of life for others. He is a strong advocate for the rights of the blue-collar worker, the well-being of the young, and a grassroots leader who has helped to empower the residents of Camden. He was elected Mayor in November 2017 and officially took the oath of office as the 48th Mayor of the City of Camden on January 01, 2018.
Mayor Moran is a life-long resident of Camden, he is a product of its public school system and is a former City employee. He is committed to moving the City forward–to reignite its place as a strong economic, cultural and governmental player in the region. His life experiences have shaped a man with vision, dedication and determination to give back to the City that has given so much to him. Moran resides in East Camden with his wife, Ivette. He has two children: Ashley, the mother of his two grandchildren; and Francisco Jr., who proudly served in the United States Air Force and currently works in law enforcement.
Mayor Moran is a member and Board Trustee of The Lion of Judah, Assemblies of God Church, which is a bilingual (Spanish and English) Bible-based, Christ-centered church. He has travelled with his Church to several states and countries, including Nicaragua, providing much needed service ministries to greatly impoverished communities.
Moran served on City Council from 1997 to 2017, where he was Council President for eight years until becoming Mayor. He also served as the Director of the Camden County Public Works and Director of Camden County Parks Departments where he was responsible for overseeing significant parks improvements projects. These initiatives include the beautification and expansion of the Camden County park system, implementing vision plans for Cooper River Park, and re-introducing public ice skating to the Camden County parks.
Throughout his career, Frank Moran has kept the importance of economic development at the forefront. He has helped Camden attract corporations such as: Subaru of America, Lockheed Martin, Philadelphia 76ers, Holtec International, American Water, Liberty Property Trust, and EMR to name a few. In Camden’s neighborhoods, he continues to work tirelessly with elected officials and stakeholders to advocate for solutions to issues such as abandoned structures, including the recent City-wide demolitions of unsafe residential structures throughout the City’s neighborhoods. Mayor Moran has also supported educational alternatives in Camden, including Renaissance schools and charter schools along with improvements to the public schools with up-to-date classroom technology, educational resources, and new facilities. Finally, Mayor Moran provided strong leadership during the regionalization of the City’s police services which ultimately led to the creation of the new Camden County Police Department. This transition is now widely regarded as the national model for community policing.
Frank Moran is proud of his efforts to promote economic development, to develop new housing, to protect well-paying jobs, to combat crime, and improve the quality of life for all Camden residents. He remains an advocate for all residents of Camden and has worked hard to protect the community he loves.