About Larry Holmes
Larry Holmes has served as 6th Ward Commissioner in Haverford Township since 2006. Larry and Priscilla, and their four children, Jack, Kevin, Annie and Ryan have made Haverford Township their home since 1998. Larry is a native of Northeastern Pennsylvania, a graduate of Georgetown University and Villanova University School of Law and is a partner at Dilworth Paxson LLP, a law firm based in Center City Philadelphia. Larry spent nine years practicing law in the area of Municipal Finance, including serving as Haverford Township's Bond Counsel in 2001. Prior to serving as Township Commissioner, Larry served on the Board of Governors of Karakung pool.
As Commissioner, Larry has concentrated his efforts on the Skatium, Public Works, Finance, Personnel and the Library. Significantly, Larry has chaired the Finance Committee for the past eight years, and has led the Township out of significant financial difficulties to restore the Township's Bond Rating and to help secure the lowest priced public financings in the history of the Township. Larry has played a pivotal role in all the major decisions of the Board, and can point to several significant accomplishments. In 2015, Larry coordinated a bi-partisan effort to embark on the badly needed reconstruction project for the new combined Municipal Services Building and Police Department, which is slated to open in early 2018. In 2013, Larry brought constituents and Township Police together to address the concerns raised by the 2013 US Open being held in our neighboring Ward. In 2011, Larry was instrumental in drafting and passing the Township's Human Relations Ordinance which bars discrimination in housing, commercial property, employment and public accommodations based on race, color, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap or disability, and he spearheaded the Township's efforts to create the Human Relations Commission.
Larry has hosted dozens of Town-Hall meetings at the Chestnutwold School, bringing Township representatives directly to the people of the Sixth Ward in their own neighborhood, answering questions, soliciting their input and explaining his positions on Township and Sixth Ward issues.
Against sage advice, he still plays ice hockey at the Skatium.