Meet Joe Ciresi. Hard work and sacrifice are in Joe’s DNA. His parents instilled these values in Joe and his two siblings while they were growing up in the working-class community of East Northport, Long Island, New York. His dad, Joe, worked at a hydraulic filter factory and became a shop steward for the United Auto Workers while his mom, Maria, was a homemaker.
Education and Family
Joe was the first in his family to attend college and he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami in 1992. After graduation, he worked any job he could find in order to pay back his student loans until he started his successful sales career at the national theater publication, Playbill. Joe and his college sweetheart, Pam, got married in 1994 and their son, Danny, was born in 1998. The family has lived in Limerick Township since 2001.
A Successful Career
From 2004 until Joe took office, he worked as the Director of Sales and Promotions at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, a world-class arts center in Philadelphia. In that role, he worked with Fortune 500 companies executing multi-million dollar productions and building corporate partnerships.
Dedication to Public Service
- Joe was elected to the Spring-Ford Area School Board in 2003, where he served for 12-plus years, including four years as president and four years as vice president.
- Joe led the charge as board president for Petra Community Housing, which builds affordable housing options for seniors and the disabled in our community, from 2006 to 2016. This non-profit organization, based in Spring City, helped successfully open the Freedom House in Royersford, as well as the Flag House and Bard Complex in Spring City.
- He promoted and strengthened vocational training at the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center as chair of the joint operating committee. Enrollment at the center has increased by 30%.
- Joe also served on the board of directors for the Trappe Community Music School from 2009 to 2018.
- In Pottstown, he combined his interests in the performing arts and community revitalization by serving on the Steel River Playhouse steering committee. Today, Steel River “attracts new audiences to live theater, with convenient, affordable and high quality performances, comprehensive educational offerings, and enriching volunteer participation in all aspects of theatre arts, both onstage and off,” according to the theater website.
The Leader the 146th Needs
Joe’s strong work ethic, business and public sector experience, commitment to serving his community, and fierce family values make him the effective state legislator that can drive 146th District forward in these challenging times.
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