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 his high school sweetheart, Betsy Bohs Wechsler.  Bill is the proud father of four daughters and grandfather to six grandchildren; all our 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 2000 fire and ambulance calls over the last 15 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. The past several years have seen the completion of three major projects in our town. The New Community Recreation Center at Haverford Reserve opened and now serves our community with a state of the art building and outdoor recreation complex. The YMCA opened in September of 2013. This replaced the abandoned building that was known as the "Bubble Gum Factory" and offers our residents programs for healthy living and an indoor pool.  The former Llanerch Quarry on Township Line was filled and a new shopping center was built. The site is anchored by Giant Supermarket and a Lowes Home Improvement Center.  The site is now known as the "Quarry Center". This site now provides us with increased shopping choices; as well as increased business tax revenue to the township. Comcast and Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union have also located to the center to better serve our residents.

2015 saw the redevelopment of the car dealership property at Burmont Road and Township Line Road. The site was developed with CVS as the lead tenant and a 3000 square foot office/retail building which is planned for future expansion when needed. The land development process was coordinated by Upper Darby Township with Commissioner Wechsler and Haverford Township staff being very involved every step along the way. Bill has a strong working relationship with Upper Darby - built on respect - and our mutual goal to serve our residents and our neighbors, no matter which side Township Line Road they live.

In 2016 and 2017 the township is taking steps to replace our antiquated Police Station and Township Building. A new Municipal Building is being constructed near the current police station with no impact on playing fields and providing increased parking after completion. In addition the Haverford Township Free Library will undergo a total renovation and modernization to serve our residents well into the future.

Please take the time to email Bill at bwechsler@havtwp.org. Provide your email address so that he can 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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