Library Board of Trustees

Meetings


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Wednesday of each month
  • Mary Riley Styles Public Library
    120 N. Virginia Avenue

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Approved Minutes from previous meetings are also posted on the City's website. 
Most Recent Agenda
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Board Members

Name Position Current Term
Bradley E. Gernand Chair 7/1/16 - 6/30/20
Chester W. DeLong Vice Chair 7/1/16 - 6/30/20
Donald Camp Board Member 7/1/13 - 6/30/17
Stephanie Oppenheimer Board Member 7/1/14 - 6/30/18
Jeff Peterson Board Member 7/1/13 - 6/30/17
Edward E. Rose III Board Member 8/1/13 - 6/30/17
Terry M. Zawacki Board Member 11/17/14 - 6/30/18

Ex Officio Members

Name Position
Karen Oliver Council Liaison
Eema Ahmed FCCPS Student Representative
Mary McMahon Library Director & Staff Liaison

Overview


Provides general supervision of the public library, establishes policies, and issues necessary regulations for the governance of the library. The Board gives guidance to the Library Director in the preparation of the budget and advises the City Council and the City Manager.

The Library Board of Trustees is legally established in Chapter 24 of the City Code of Falls Church as provided in Section 24-3. It is composed of 7 members and is appointed by the City Council from among eligible voters resident in the city. Each member is appointed for a term of 4 years. Upon the expiration of a term of office, the member holding that office may continue to serve until a successor is qualified. Any vacancy is filled for the unexpired term as soon as possible in the same manner as members of the board are usually chosen. Board members do not receive a salary or other compensation for their services, but necessary expenses actually incurred are authorized from library funds. A member may be removed for misconduct or neglect of duty by the City Council.

The Library Board holds regular meetings once a month, generally on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the library's Conference Room. All meetings are open to the public. Meeting announcements are posted on the library's bulletin board, at City Hall, and on the library's and City's websites. A copy of current and past agendas, board packets, and minutes are available for public review at the library's Reference Desk. Agendas and final minutes from July 2013 through the present are also posted online.

Further Information


Emails may be sent to the Library Board of Trustees through its Staff Liaison, Mary McMahon.