Board of Commissioners

Members of the Board of Commissioners are (l to r): Michael Dougherty, Bob Kenworthy, Micah Knapp, Nate Much (President), Larry Baker (Vice President), Robert O’Connor, and Matt Sullivan.

The Township is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners.  The Board’s chief responsibilities include supervising Township operations, establishing an annual budget, levying taxes, and passing necessary ordinances. The Board also appoints principal officials to run the day-to-day affairs of the Township as well as volunteer members to serve on the township’s advisory boards, commissions, and committees.

The Board of Commissioners meets on the first Thursday of the month for its working session, and on the second Thursday of the month for its legislative session.  All meetings begin at 7:30 pm and are held in the upstairs meeting room of the Township Building, located at 214 Sykes Lane.  Meetings are open to the public.  Residents are welcome to speak during the Public Comment portion of the meetings, which is scheduled at the end of the agenda at working session meetings and at the beginning of the agenda at legislative session meetings. Residents are asked to limit their comments to no more than three minutes.

Meetings are televised live on Nether Providence’s Cable Channel 5 for Comcast customers and Channel 37 for Verizon customers. Members of the Board of Commissioners are elected to four-year terms and receive $2600 in annual compensation.  If you wish to send your commissioner an email, just click on the link that appears under his or her name below.

The agenda and minutes from previous meetings are available here.

NOTE: THE LEGISLATIVE AND WORKING SESSIONS FOR THE MONTHS OF JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST WILL BE COMBINED INTO ONE MEETING EACH MONTH. JUNE 2, JULY 7TH, AND AUGUST 4TH.

Commissioner Ward Term Expires
Michael Dougherty Ward 1 31-Dec-19
Robert Kenworthy Ward 2 31-Dec-17
Micah Knapp Ward 3 31-Dec-19
Nathan Much Ward 4 31-Dec-17
Larry Baker Ward 5 31-Dec-19
Robert O’Connor Ward 6 31-Dec-17
Matthew Sullivan Ward 7 31-Dec-19
Michael Maddren Solicitor
Charles Catania, Catania Engineering Engineer

Not sure of your ward? Use PA’s polling place locator to find it. Or check out the ward map.