NAPS Names Jack Moore as 2018 Northumberland Distinguished Citizen


The Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS) has selected Jack Moore to receive the 2018 Northumberland Distinguished Citizen Award. The formal presentation will occur at the NAPS annual Fall Social, rescheduled for Sun. Nov. 4, at the Bay Quarter Shores Community Clubhouse, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Moore’s contributions to Northumberland County include his leadership restoring and preserving the two historically significant one-room Shiloh School buildings on Balls Neck which had provided public education to local students for 45 years. The original 1884 schoolhouse was replaced by a larger structure in 1906. The 1906 school is a registered National and Virginia Landmark. Moore is President of the non-profit Northumberland Preservation, Inc (NPI) which owns the properties.

Moore has also been involved in other community activities. In 2016, he and his wife Susan received Rappahannock Community College’s annual Chancellor’s Award. He served on the founding Board of the Northern Neck Land Conservancy, is on Wicomico Parish Church’s Vestry, and is a long-standing supporter of the Northumberland YMCA, the Northumberland Library, and NAPS.

Moore has several degrees from Michigan State University, including a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. His professional career included chemical research at the National Institutes of Health. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan and unanimously confirmed by the Senate, Moore headed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program regulating pesticides and industrial chemicals.