Library Board of Trustees

  • 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 website. 
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The 7 member Board is appointed by the City Council for 4 year terms.

Board Members

Current Term
First Appointed
Bradley E. Gernand
Chair July, 1 2012 - June 30, 2016
August, 12 1996
1204 Seaton Lane
Falls Church, VA 22046
Chester W. DeLong
Vice Chair
August 1, 2012 - June 30, 2016
September 26, 1994
213 W. Columbia St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
Terry M.Zawacki Board Member
November 17,    2014 -  June 30, 2018
November 10, 2014
113 Tollgate Way
Falls Church, VA
Donald Camp
Board Member
July 1, 2013 - July 30, 2017
August 11, 1997
134 N. Fairfax Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Karen Oliver
City Council Liaison
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2017
January 31, 2017
157 W. Annandale Road
Falls Church, VA 22046
Stephanie Oppenheimer
Board Member
March 10, 2014 - June 30,  2014
March 10, 2014
610 N. Oak Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Jeff Peterson
Board Member
July 1, 2013 - July 30, 2017
August 31, 1998
205 Tyson Drive
Falls Church, VA 22046
Edward E. Rose III
Board Member
August 1, 2013 - July 30, 2017
August 31, 1998
303 N. Cherry Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Staff Liaison
City Council Liaison
  • Council Member Karen Oliver
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 (once they are approved by the Board) from the past 6 months are also posted online.

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