WVML BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Library Board Trustees are dedicated to upholding the ideals of a free, democratic society by promoting intellectual freedom and providing free, equal access to knowledge and ideas. The Trustees are instrumental in ensuring that the leadership, policies, relationships, financial resources and infrastructure are in place to support the success of the West Vancouver Memorial Library.
2019 Board of Trustees
Jillian Stirk, Chair – Retired ambassador and public service executive; speaker and writer on foreign policy and diversity.
Eric Fiss, Vice-Chair – Retired architect and planner.
David Carter – Past Chair; retired federal public servant.
Cynthia Garton – Retired school administrator; Director, WVML Foundation Board.
Andrew Krawczyk – Retired high school principal; international education consultant.
Peter Lambur, Council Representative – District of West Vancouver Council.
Alastair Nimmons – Retail CFO and Business Transformation Executive.
Koichi Ronald Shimoda – Retired senior financial global executive.
J. Andrew Telford – Senior finance professional and president of JT Consulting.
Tracy Wachmann – Lawyer and Public Interest Coordinator, UBC Allard School of Law.
Felicia Zhu – Educational consultant and founder of 4921 Reading Room Society; Director, WVML Foundation Board.
Pictured above (clockwise from left to right): David Carter, J. Andrew Telford, Koichi Ronald Shimoda, Peter Lambur, Eric Fiss, Alastair Nimmons, Andrew Krawczyk, Felicia Zhu, Jillian Stirk, Cynthia Garton.
Pat Cumming, Acting Director and ex-officio Secretary.
The Library Board is seeking new trustees. Applications are being accepted now through November 1 at 5 p.m. For more information and the application form please click here.
Library Board Meetings
Organizations and delegations are invited to make a presentations at Library Board meetings. Meetings are open to the public and are usually held on the third Wednesday of every month. Please call Lori Breen at 604.925.7410 to confirm dates and times and to inquire about making a presentation to the Board.
2019 Meeting Dates
January 16, Febrary 20, March - no meeting, April 17, May 22 (4th Wednesday of the month), June 19, July 17, August - no meeting, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 11 (2nd Wednesday of the month.) Meeting times may change at the discretion of the Library Board Chair.
2019 Agendas and Minutes
2018 Agendas and Minutes
January 17, 2018 Agenda & Minutes
February 21, 2018 Agenda & Minutes
April 18, 2018 Agenda & Minutes
May 23, 2018 Agenda & Minutes
June 20, 2018 Agenda & Minutes
July 18, 2018 Agenda & Minutes
August 3, 2018 Special Meeting Agenda & Minutes
September 19, 2018 Agenda & Minutes
October 29, 2018 Agenda & Minutes
November 21, 2018 Agenda & Minutes
December 12, 2018 Agenda & Minutes
For older Library Board minutes and agendas, please contact Lori Breen, Administrative Assistant at 604.925.7410.
SERVING ON THE LIBRARY BOARD
The West Vancouver Memorial Library is governed by the B.C. Library Act, and managed by the West Vancouver Memorial Library Board. The West Vancouver Memorial Library Board consists of 11 voting Trustees, including one representative from Council. Trustees are appointed by Municipal Council in December of each year. A Trustee's term of office is two years to a maximum of 8 consecutive years. The Council representative is appointed to a one‐year term. The Director of Library Services is ex-officio Secretary to the Board.
The Board has overall fiscal responsibility for the Library. Other primary responsibilities include determining strategic priorities, developing policies and hiring the Director of Library Services.
Library Board Trustees are appointed by Council based on the recommendation of the Library Board. The Library Board evaluates Board composition and seeks a balance of professional experience in fields such as law, accounting, education, government or not-for-profit organizations. The Library Board also seeks to reflect the diversity of the community.
Applications are accepted by the District during the public notice period toward the end of the year. Community members interested in serving as a Trustee may express their interest at any time during the year to the Library Board. To find out more about serving as a Trustee, please set up an appointment with Lori Breen at 604.925.7410.