As provided by the Home Rule Charter, the voters of Radnor give legislative and executive authority to a Board of Commissioners. The board is Radnor's governing body. It consists of 7 members, each representing one of the 7 wards comprising the Township.
The Board of Health advises the Board of Commissioners and the Department of Community Development on matters of public health to promote awareness by Township citizens (AIDS, food handling, rabies, and lyme disease have been topics of recent discussion).
In the Township's efforts to continue to bring citizen participation in developing methods and techniques for success, the Board of Commissioners created the Citizens' Audit Review & Financial Advisory Committee (CARFAC) on February 14, 2011 (Resolution 2011-01). It is the expectation of the Board that members of the CARFAC share their expertise and serve as a network for educating the public on the Township's financial practices and objectives, while continuing to foster the trust and stable accountability between the Township and its stakeholders.
This council is responsible for advising the Board and township staff on policy and administrative matters relating to cable television, telecommunications, wireless facilities, and new and emerging communication technologies.
The Civil Service Commission enforces rules and regulations approved by the board, certifies qualified applicants for positions and promotions within the Police Department, and investigates matters concerned with the civil service provisions in the Township's Administrative Code.
The Code Appeals Board reviews all building and construction codes and recommends modifications to township ordinances as necessary, and the board hears appeals regarding the township staff's interpretation of the aforementioned codes.
The Environmental Advisory Council serves as a clearinghouse for issues of any environmental nature. The EAC recommends plans and programs to the appropriate Township agencies for identification and resolution of environmental problems.
The Historic and Architectural Review Board (HARB) was created to protect and enhance the North Wayne Historic District for the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the public through preservation, protection, and regulation of buildings of historic interest or importance within the district, and to safeguard elements of architectural history throughout the district which have been determined to be of historic significance.
The Parks and Recreation Board advises the Board of Commissioners and the Department of Recreation and Community Programming on matters of recreational policy and the development and maintenance of parks and open space in the township.
The Radnor-Haverford-Marple (RHM) Sewer Authority is responsible for providing treatment of all sewage emanating from the Darby Creek Drainage Basis in Radnor, Haverford, Marple, Newtown, and Tredyffrin townships.
The Shade Tree Commission is responsible for reviewing subdivision and other building applications for compliance with the township's shade tree ordinance and for recommending appropriate modifications thereto.