During last night’s meeting of Conshohocken’s Borough Council, Council dedicated the meeting room in Borough Hall in memory of Gerald “Gerry” McTamney. Numerous members of his family were in attendance for the dedication. His daughter Maureen spoke on behalf of the family.
McTamney served on Conshohocken’s Borough Council from the late 1960’s all the way into the 1990’s. For 18 of those years he served as Borough Council President. During this period key decisions had to be made regarding how best to revitalize the town.
Local historian Jack Coll spoke during the dedication telling the story of how McTamney helped families displaced by the revitalization efforts find new housing. McTamney worked with the county and federal government to make sure that Conshohocken residents were given priority at the newly built Marshal Lee Towers and public housing. To learn more about McTamney, read Coll’s tribute to him published after he passed away in 2014.