City of Reading Mayor
Elected November 5, 2019, Mayor Eddie Moran began serving his term on January 6, 2020. He is Reading’s 84th mayor and also the first Latino to be elected mayor in a Pennsylvania municipality with more than 85,000 residents. Since taking office, Mayor Moran has promoted the four pillars that guide his vision for building a better Reading – safe streets and safe neighborhoods; education and workforce development; community and economic development; and responsible leadership. He often says, “We will foster synergy between governments, the public, non-profit, academic, business, and faith-based communities.”
Mayor Moran brings a performance-driven approach to the job. He is committed to increasing the level of responsiveness to constituents, business leaders and all city/county stakeholders. The Mayor looks forward to reviewing processes and procedures to ensure the most efficient delivery of city services, while also exercising fiscal responsibility to improve Reading’s financial position. Mayor Moran’s administration is guided by principles of accountability, inclusion, integrity and transparency.
For years, Mayor Moran has demonstrated his passion for public service. He was a special assistant to a New York State assemblyman, member and vice president of the Reading School Board, and member of the Reading Recreation Commission.
Mayor Moran actively volunteers throughout the community, including devoting countless hours to the Special Olympics. He assisted the Reading American Little League Association as head coach to the Challenge Team – a team for children with special needs. He was a mentor for the Compadres program, which educates men on the importance of non-violence. Mayor Moran is dedicated to improving the quality of life for his fellow neighbors. He ran for office to further advance quality education, recreational opportunities and social justice.
Mayor Moran was born in Hatillo, Puerto Rico – a city much like Reading. His mother, a widower, courageously relocated her family to Brooklyn, New York, in the late 1970s. She made such a brave decision in order to give her children better opportunities to succeed. Mayor Moran witnessed his mother’s spirit of determination and hard work which has profoundly inspired his caring outlook on life.
Mayor Moran is the proud husband of Ruth Moran and loving father to twin boys, Daniel and Tyler. His goal to build a better city for everyone, began with his desire to provide his beautiful family a safe place to live, learn and play. The Mayor’s focus now is to bring that experience to every resident in – and visitor to – his beloved city of Reading, Pennsylvania.