Citizen of the Year


Eddy Moore named 2016 Citizen of the Year

Eddy Moore has been selected University Park’s 2016 Citizen of the Year.   One of the nominating letters the City received in support of his selection read in part, “Moore is the utmost champion of University Park’s causes.”  Currently the chair of the City’s Board of Adjustment, Eddy’s list of volunteer and charitable pursuits reflects his ongoing  focus to enhance our community and assist those in need across North Texas.
A graduate of the Leadership University Park program, Eddy chairs the University Park Community League, and recently chaired the Foundations for the Future PAC in support of HPISD’s bond measure.  He is also a member of the Order of the Flags of La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas, and is a Life member of the Dallas Safari Club and Safari Club International.  A member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, Eddy will serve as 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson PGA Tournament chairman.    Working with his wife JoAnne, the couple is leading this year’s fund drive to support the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.  He and JoAnne have also served as honorary chairs of the Trains at NorthPark benefiting RMHD.
Before moving to Houston, where he finished high school, Eddy and his mom Gloria lived in University Park for two years, and he attended HPISD schools for 8th and 9th grade.  A graduate of Princeton University and SMU Dedman School of Law, he and JoAnne moved to University Park in 1989, and daughters Peggy and Barbara are HPISD graduates.  The family attends Christ the King Catholic Church.  Currently practicing with Frost Brown Todd LLC, Eddy is a Fellow of the American Bar Association and is a member of the State Bar of Texas and Dallas Bar Association. 
After Mayor Olin Lane called him with the news that he had been named Citizen of the Year, Eddy said, “I was very surprised and humbled.  I’m grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to serve my community in a number of roles.  The time I’ve spent working with my neighbors has been an enriching and rewarding experience for me.  Honestly, I couldn’t do what I do without the support of my family, friends and colleagues.”   

After riding in the Fourth of July Parade, Eddy will be presented with a plaque and a special Citizen of the Year gift during a brief ceremony at the Goar Park Gazebo. 

The Citizen of the Year award was created by the City Council in 2005 to boost public awareness and appreciation for the many residents who work, often behind the scenes, to better the City's quality of life.  Nominees for Citizen of the Year must:

  • Be a University Park resident;
  • Have worked to improve the quality of life in University Park.
Current and former Mayors and City Council Members are not eligible for this award.  If you have questions about the nomination process, please call Steve Mace at 214-987-5301 or e-mail him at:  

The nominating process for the 2017 Citizen of the Year begins next April.       

Past Citizen of the Year Recipients:

2015 - Byron Egan
2014 - Youth Advisory Commission
2013 - Bill Skelton
2012 - Connie O'Neill
2011 - Jim and Judy Gibbs
2010 - Max Fuqua
2009 - Nancy Egan
2008 - Chris Murzin
2007 - Bill Pardoe
2006 - Diane Galloway
2005 - Elizabeth Farley