There are nineteen (19) Township Boards and Commissions. The duties and responsibilities of these bodies are varied. Some, such as the Environmental Advisory Council, provide advice to the Board of Commissioners, while others, such as the Shade Tree Commission, have exclusive powers. The specific duties and responsibilities bestowed upon the bodies can be found in the Code of the Township of Lower Merion or in specific Township ordinances. Some information is available in the Boards and Commissions Handbook. If additional information is needed concerning a particular Board or Commission, please contact the Township Secretary.

In October 2012, the Board of Commissioners adopted an Administrative Policy outlining the procedure for filling vacancies on appointed Boards and Commissions. All openings are advertised in both the Main Line Life and the Philadelphia Inquirer/Neighbors, as well as on the Government Access Channels (Comcast - Channel 7; Verizon - Channel 37). Candidates may submit their qualifications to the Office of the Township Secretary. An application form (pdf) is available online. The members of the Board then review their submissions, interview the candidates, if desired, and through the appropriate Committee recommends the appointment and/or reappointment to the full Board.

Current members, numbers of members and terms of service below: