Aston Commissioners unanimously appointed William McConville as township manager, effective June 1.
McConville was born in Philadelphia and moved to Milmont Park at the age of two. He is a graduate of St. James High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in management and economics from Widener University.
McConville and his wife Mary, who passed away recently, are parents of three children and grandparents of one granddaughter.
Their daughter, Megan Wright, is an eye doctor; son Bill, Jr. received a doctorate in physics and is teaching at Widener University; and youngest son Luke is a junior at Millersville University studying marine biology.
A self-described avid Phillies fan, McConville also enjoys reading, nature walking and music.
Over the years, McConville has taken numerous government related graduate courses including grant writing and budget preparation.
Prior to coming to Aston, he was employed for 30 years by Ridley Township, where he spent 10 years as accounting manager and 20 years as director of public works.
McConville is responsible for bringing more than $1.5 million in grants to Ridley Township, including DEP recycling, performance and annual 902 grants.
He said he is very grateful for the opportunity that has been given him by the board of commissioners and added that he is very impressed with the township employees, police and fire departments.
“From what I have seen, Aston is very tight knit community, dedicated and family oriented,” McConville said. “Everybody is open and I am very impressed with the township employees. My goal is to see Aston Township be financially stable and experience good business growth. I’d like to continue the beautification plan and do my best to make the township a great place to live.”