Upper Merion publicist Ed Higgins retires today


After 13 years of service, Upper Merion Township Public Information Officer Ed Higgins is retiring March 1.

Higgins began working for the township on April 26, 1999, after a long and distinguished career in print and broadcast journalism.

In his time as the township’s key p.r. man, the township received numerous state-wide awards for excellence in citizen communication.

He oversaw the expansion of UMGA-TV’s local programming and the move into electronic communication with the launch of an e-newsletter. He fielded calls from reporters on countless breaking news stories.

Higgins also served on the Senior Fall Fling Planning Committee beginning with the committee’s inception 11 years ago.

Erika Spott, chairperson of Upper Merion Township’s Board of Supervisors said: “On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I thank Ed for his contributions and service to the township and his commitment to keeping our residents informed. We wish him well as he embarks on his well-deserved retirement.”

The township has not yet chosen a replacement.