Library Board

The Perth & District Union Public Library Board is made up of nine members, three from each of our three supporting municipalities. The Town of Perth and the Townships of Drummond/North Elmsley and Tay Valley each appoint one municipal councillor and two lay members to the library board for the four-year council term.

Board members are responsible for policy and funding decisions related to the library, as well as for hiring the CEO. The role of the board is governed by the Public Libraries Act, an Ontario provincial statute.


Board Meetings

The library board meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The board is currently meeting in-person with a virtual link also available. There are no regular meetings in July, August, or December. Meetings are open to the public. Contact Erika Heesen for the virtual meeting details at (613) 267-1224 or

If you would like to speak at the library board meeting, please contact CEO Erika Heesen at (613) 267-1224 or to arrange a delegation. Delegations are limited to 10 minutes.


Upcoming Meeting Dates

June 20, 2022

September 19, 2022

October 17, 2022

November 21, 2022

Board meeting minutes

May 17, 2021

June 21, 2021

September 20, 2021 

October 18, 2021 

November 15, 2021

January 17, 2021

February 28, 2022

March 21, 2022

April 25, 2022

May 16, 2022 (minutes posted once approved)


Board documents and minutes older than one year are available upon request. Please contact CEO Erika Heesen at (613) 267-1224 or 


Perth & District Union Public Library Board (2019-2022)

Carol Rigby, TVT – Board Chair

John Fenik, ToP – Mayor

Deborah Hamilton-Foley, ToP

Sheldon Giff, ToP

John Matheson, DNE – Councillor

Susan Murray, DNE

Dawn Palmer, TVT

Ted Parkinson, DNE – Policy Committee Chair

Rob Rainer, TVT – Councillor/Property Committee Chair

Erika Heesen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Lynn Marsh – Secretary/Treasurer