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In Memoriam of Robert Moore

Robert E. MooreRobert E. Moore of Doylestown, Pa. passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016. He was 73.

Robert joined the U.S. Air Force in 1961 and was sent to Indiana University to learn Russian. His job with the Air Force involved intercepting communications from Russian aircraft in the Soviet Air Force. After serving his country, Robert earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Geography from Temple University. He then began his career with the Bucks County Planning Commission, where he worked for 29 years, serving as Executive Director for more than 20 years.

Under Robert’s direction, the Bucks County Planning Commission received many professional awards, such as: State of Pennsylvania Award from Governor Richard Thornburgh (1981), the National Award for Design Excellence (1981), Neographics Gold Award (1986), American Planning Association’s National Planning Award (1992), the Achievement Award Excellence in Architecture and Design from the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce (1992), Pennsylvania Planning Association’s Education Award (1995), the Outstanding Planning Award (1996 & 1997) and the American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award.

In recognition of Robert’s contributions to the county, the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed Thursday, May 20, 1999 as ‘Robert E. Moore Day’ throughout Bucks County.

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The Bucks County Planning Commission won several planning awards during Bob Moore’s tenure.

  • 1990 PA Planning Association: Award for outstanding planning activity for the Village Planning Handbook

  • 1990 American Planning Association: Award for outstanding comprehensive planning for the Village Planning Handbook

  • 1992 Bucks County Chapter of American Institute of Architects and County of Bucks Chamber of commerce:  Award for excellence in architecture and design for the Village Planning Handbook

  • 1995 PA Planning Association: Public Education award for Wetlands in Coastal Areas of Bucks County

  • 1996 PA Planning Association: Outstanding planning award for Bucks County Land Use Planning Tools & Techniques