Resident since 1995, Town Moderator John Murphy was named Citizen of the Year by the Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce, according to Boston.com.
Murphy is the senior vice president and director of business development at Reading Co-operative Bank. He is also president of the Woburn Business Association, a member of the board of directors for the Burbank YMCA and an active member of the North Reading music boosters, an article on Boston.com said. He was once a selectman and a member of the Elementary School Building Committee.
He recently completed an eight-year term on the board of the Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce. While on the board, he assisted the chamber in launching its “Buy Local” campaign. He is still a member of the chamber and is chairman of the holiday lights festival, the article said.