I’m Mark Klotzbach and I am running to represent Ward 11 as your Lower Merion Township Commissioner. My wife,
two young children, and I live in Bryn Mawr. I am a small business owner, a founder and co-President of the Friends of
the Harriton Preserve, involved in The Aspen Institute’s Weave: The Social Fabric Project, and a member of national
business owners advisory group.
I am inspired by classical liberalism, an advocate of environmental conservation, and a firm believer in the power of
individuals to improve the quality of life in their local communities. My background has enabled me to improve the
quality of life in my immediate neighborhood and I will do the same for all Lower Merion Township residents.
Township Commissioners are policy makers with legislative oversight of all township activities, including bringing
residents needs to the attention of township staff. My community accomplishments are a testament to my ability
to get things done and deliver results for stakeholders, i.e. you. Township resources and services such as parks,
public works, fire and police are supported by the commissioners, with the exclusion of the school district,
which is governed by the elected School Board.
My neighborhood leadership experience in environmental conservation, health & safety, and municipal services
delivery, includes these accomplishments:
• Founder of the Friends of the Harriton Preserve (FHP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the benefit of the Harriton
Preserve (Lower Merion Township Park adjacent to the Harriton House). The mission of the FHP is to ensure a vital preserve
by fostering community around its resources. The mission is being accomplished through awareness and inclusion.
• Leading the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service at the Harriton Preserve – over 160 community members participated
in the 2022 and 2023 events.
• Led the partnership between the FHP and the Lower Merion Conservancy to install a StoryWalk throughout the Harriton
Preserve and pursue grant funding.
• Advocated publicly for the Lower Merion Police, most recently at the March 15, 2023 public meeting of Lower Merion
• Helped resolve a major parking dispute between Bryn Mawr College students and Millbank Road residents.
I have proven that local communities can unite and improve the quality of life for all. I am proud to hold bi-partisan
support throughout our Ward 11 community and I am asking for your support.
Please visit my Facebook page at “Mark F. Klotzbach, Jr., Candidate for Commissioner, LMT Ward 11” to learn more
about me and how you can participate. Please feel free to contact me via email at [email protected] or
call/text me at 202-870-0822.
Thank you for your consideration, and please vote for me on November 7th.