Mayor’s Column

Mayor’s Column

The Voorhees Business Association (VBA) will celebrate its milestone 30th Anniversary on   Dec. 18 with a dinner that will also recognize Voorhees Police Chief Louis Bordi as the inaugural Community Impact Award recipient.

The VBA has been part of our community since 1989.The mission of the VBA is to provide a forum for businesspersons and businesses in the area to meet, share and discuss concerns and interests of a civic, commercial, cultural or economic nature.  The VBA also seeks to facilitate a dialogue and channel the energies and resources of the business community and elected officials into improving Voorhees Township.

Other VBA activities include contributing money to Eastern High School’s Project Graduation and the Voorhees Police Holiday Fund, providing two scholarships to Eastern graduating seniors, and being the sponsor of the Pumpkin Patch at our Annual Halloween Festival. The VBA is also a sponsor of our Annual Municipal Calendar and has provided holiday gifts to children at the Voorhees Pediatric Facility.

Lou Bordi has been the Chief of the Voorhees Police Department since 2012 and a member of the Police Department since 1988. A native of Voorhees, he has served the Department as a Patrol Officer, Sergeant and Lieutenant. He has been a member of SWAT and also a canine handler and canine trainer. As Chief, he has been instrumental in placing police officers in all of our schools for the full school day. He has expanded the community policing program, facilitating new initiatives that allow our police and community to interact and get to know each other.

In 2017 Chief Bordi also assumed the oversight and control of the Voorhees Fire Department. Since that time, the Fire Department has expanded to staffing full-time career officers at both fire stations 24 hours a day seven days a week. He has also worked with the Fire Department Senior Officers in updating the trucks and equipment needed for a state of the art Fire Department.

Tickets for the Voorhees Business Association 30th Anniversary Celebration are $50 each and may be purchased at This event is open to the public and will be held on Dec. 18 at Il Villaggio Restaurant, 211 Haddonfield Berlin Road in Cherry Hill from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ticket include hors d’oeuvres, sit down dinner, beer, wine and soft drinks. Cocktail attire is recommended.

** Santa Claus has arrived at the Voorhees Town Center! He will be available for photographs Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pet photos with Santa are available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays. For more information about holiday events, visit

** On Friday Dec. 13, The Voorhees Arts Center will be hosting a Meet the Artists, Open Mic Night and Hot Chocolate Bar event at the Voorhees Arts Center & Gallery located at the rear of the VTC Food Court. This free event begins at 7:00 p.m.  For more information, contact Marianne at (609) 315-6218.

** On Tuesday evenings through Dec. 17, the Voorhees Arts Center will be offering a free children’s art program for youth ages 8 and older. Children will experience many different opportunities to express themselves through art, including painting, sketching, photography and beading. Children can be dropped off after 6 p.m. and the program ends at 8:30 p.m. The programs are held at the Voorhees Arts Center located in the rear of the Food Court of the VTC Mall. These free programs are due to the generosity of the Fetbroyt Family and Columbia Bank. For more information, contact Marianne at (609) 315-6218.

** Come have cookies with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Kirkwood Fire Station, 2002 S. Burnt Mill Rd. This free event will include Santa pictures, refreshments, Fire Truck display and holiday music. For more information visit