9th Ward Commissioner - William F. Wechsler

William Wechsler   

Bill Wechsler has resided in the 9th Ward of the township for the last 30 years. He is married to
Maribeth Bohs Wechsler and is the proud father of four daughters and grandfather to seven
grandchildren, so far. All the grandchildren live in Havertown.


Bill graduated from the United States Military Academy, at West Point in 1976, after attending St.
Dorothy School and St. Joseph's Prep. He is an active member of the Manoa Fire Company and
currently serves as a Firefighter and EMT for the fire company. He has responded to over 2500 fire
and ambulance calls over the last 18 years.


Bill’s goal is to serve the residents of the 9th ward effectively and honestly. “Haverford Township is a
great place to live, raise a family and my consistent desire is to continue to make our township one
of America's Best Hometowns” has been the hallmark of Bill’s service as Commissioner since 2008.
We continue to seek business growth in the township so that we can bring increased tax revenue to
balance out the property taxes paid by homeowners. I am hoping too that we can undertake even
more initiatives to attract business to our community and continue a strong economic development
program with local government support and private sector initiatives.


As commissioner, Bill is taking steps to ensure that Haverford Township is at the forefront of meeting
its stated environmental goals of 100% clean renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable
energy for heat and transportation by 2050. Now that we have set the goals, we must continue
efforts to accomplish them. We must continue to budget for the technology and items necessary to
meet these environmental goals and preserve our community for the generations to come. As your
commissioner, I have supported street light conversion to LED lights, purchasing propane fueled
vehicles for public works, and increasing green energy use at the Skatium and CREC Facility.


In 2016 and 2017, the township took steps to replace our antiquated Police Station and Township
Building. A new Municipal Building was constructed near the old police station with no impact on
playing fields and providing increased parking after its completion. In 2018, the building went in full
operation to serve the community. I have committed to improving our Township Library. We will have
to decide between a renovation in place or building a new facility in the township. This is a major
decision for 2019.


Please take the time to email Bill at bwechsler@havtwp.org. Provide your email address so that he
may update you on township news and events electronically. Please feel free to contact him at any
time, via email or telephone.

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