The Public Information Office provides an effective public information and communication link between the Township government and its citizens through publications, news releases, oral and written presentations, cable television and other mass media. It also coordinates activities related to the cable television franchise.
Thomas J. Walsh, Public Information Officer: (610) 645-6199; Fax (610) 649-0777. Mark Murray, Senior Producer LMTV: (610) 645-6267.
Comcast: XFinity Store: 116 W. Township Line Rd., 500; Havertown, PA 19083. Phone: (800) 266-2278.
Verizon Fios (call before visiting--order number required): 7646 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151. Phone: (215) 473.3333; and 9475 Roosevelt Blvd, Suite 15, Philadelphia, PA 19114. Phone: (215) 516.1200
- LMTV LIVE STREAMING and ON-DEMAND video, including all Board of Commissioners meetings and Board Committee meetings: lmtv.viebit.com
- Social Media policy, Lower Merion Township
- How to determine where you vote
- Access to Public Records / Right To Know Law
- Special Event Policy and Permit Application (PDF)
- TV, Film and Video Production Policy
and Permit Application (PDF)
- Pennsylvania Municipal League
|Thomas J. Walsh
Public Information Officer
Thomas J. Walsh, Lower Merion's Public Information Officer, joined the Township’s senior management team in 2012 and is responsible for implementing a comprehensive public information program, including supervision of the Township's government-access television channel (“LMTV,” Comcast channel 7, Verizon channel 37) and the Township's social media platforms (Twitter, @LowerMerionTwp, and Facebook). He hosts several LMTV programs, oversees publication of monthly and quarterly newsletters (along with the Township’s Annual Report), and is the main Township contact for local and national media. Tom serves as liaison to the Township’s Cable TV Advisory Committee, acting as facilitator of Lower Merion's cable franchise agreements, and sits on the Health Advisory Council. He is the Township's official Open Records Officer and is a member of the Emergency Management Team. He's also a member of the national City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA). In 2013, Tom was a graduate of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce's "Leadership Main Line" program.
Tom has more than 20 years of experience as an award-winning reporter, writer and editor, including stints at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Business Journal, and the Reno Gazette-Journal. While at the Business Journal, he performed weekend business news reports for KYW Newsradio. Tom has also worked for well-known Internet news outlets such as PlanPhilly.com, Knowledge@Wharton, AOL, and Commercial Real Estate Direct.
A graduate of Temple University as a communications major, Tom is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he started his career with five years on active duty as a broadcast journalist and public affairs specialist. He is a member of the VFW and the American Legion, and resides in Ardmore.