Structure of Township Government

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Operating under the council-manager form of government, Lower Merion Township is governed by a 14-member Board of Commissioners.

Members are elected by ward to serve overlapping terms of four years. The Board of Commissioners is the legislative body responsible for the overall policies and direction of the Township, enacting ordinances and resolutions within the guidelines of the First Class Township Code.

The Board also appoints the Township Manager, who oversees the day-to-day operation of the Township, along with the Township Secretary, the Township Solicitor and Township Engineer

Operating Budget

The Township's 2017 proposed general fund budget and 5-year Capital Improvement Program can be found here. The Township organization has 12 departments, all headed by experienced career professionals selected by the Township Manager strictly on the basis of merit and ability to perform the required responsibilities.

These departments provide an extensive array of services to Township residents including:

 

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