The Springfield Township Board of Commissioners have announced a vacancy as Township Commissioner for Ward 7 and welcomes qualified individuals who are interested in serving as the Township Commissioner for Ward 7 to submit a letter of interest and resume no later than April 7, 2023.
On March 6, 2023, the Board of Commissioners received an e-mail from Eddie T. Graham, announcing that he has resigned his position as Ward 7 Commissioner, effective immediately. In accordance with Section 530 of the Pennsylvania First Class Township Code, a resignation shall not be created until the date that a resignation is formally accepted by a majority vote of a quorum of the Board of Commissioners at a public meeting. The Board of Commissioners must accept the resignation no later than 45 days after it has been tendered. Once accepted by a majority vote, the Board has 30 days to fill the vacancy.
In order to provide sufficient time for the Board to fill the anticipated vacancy created by Mr. Graham's resignation, it is the intention of the Board of Commissioners to conduct a vote on Mr. Graham's resignation at its April 12, 2023 business meeting, and to appoint a replacement at its May 10, 2023 business meeting. The individual who is appointed to fill the vacancy will serve until the first Monday in January 2024, unless elected to serve as Commissioner at the November 2023 municipal election.
How to Apply
Any registered elector who has continuously resided in ward 7 of Springfield Township for at least one continuous year is eligible to serve as Commissioner. Residents meeting the eligibility requirements are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume to the attention of Mr. Michael Taylor, Township Manager, 1510 Paper Mill Road, Wyndmoor, as soon as possible, but no later than April 7, 2023.
More about Ward 7
The Ward 7 Commissioner will represent the northeastern portion of the Township and includes those portions of Springfield Township generally bounded by Paper Mill Road, Cheltenham Avenue, Willow Grove Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. Please visit the Township's interactive Ward Map to see if you or someone you know lives in Ward 7!