Merion Civic Association

Mission Statement

Established in 1913, the mission of the Merion Civic Association (MCA) at its inception and today is to promote safety, prosperity and the well-being of residents of Merion.

Merion Civic Association realizes its mission through the following efforts:

  • Monitoring the condition of street lights, trees, and road conditions and reporting problems to the township
  • Monitoring development, plans for development and renovations within Merion’s boundaries and the surrounding area to assess any impact on Merion residents.
  • Serving as a liaison to Merion Township and other neighboring organizations to keep residents apprised of issues affecting Merion residents.
  • Offering educational and cultural activities to enrich and inform the resident of Merion.

What does Merion Civic Association do for you?

  • The Association works closely with the Lower Merion School Board, Lower Merion Township, Federation of Civic Associations, Narberth Fire Department, Lower Merion Community Watch, St. Joseph’s University Planning and Development Committee, Friends of the Barnes Foundation and other local organizations to assure that Merion residents are informed and have a voice on issues impacting Merion residents such as development, zoning, transportation and traffic concerns.
  • The Association holds their Annual Meeting each October which includes a local prominent speaker, dinner and the Association President's report of the annual accomplishments. Additionally, the Merion Civic Association publishes and mails a newsletter to all Association members to keep the residents informed on important community issues and events.
  • The Association sponsors Spring and Fall Clean Up Days to beautify the railroad and post office grounds including maintaining the window boxes and plantings surrounding the area.
  • The Association sponsors various concerts and speakers throughout the year including:
    • Neighbor to Neighbor where notable Merion residents share their expertise and experiences with the community;
    • Historical Walking Tours provided by local historians  providing a glimpse of the rich and fascinating history of the area;
    • Flag Day Concert on the Lawn on the Merion Tribute House lawn featuring our own talented and entertaining Merion Concert Band;
    • New Residents Reception where new residents can become acquainted with their new neighbors and community issues.
  • The Association monitors the condition of Merion’s streets, trees and road conditions and reports problems to the township.