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 4:30 p.m. at the library. 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 ceo@perthunionlibrary.ca.

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

 

Upcoming Meeting Dates

January 15, 2024

February 26, 2024

March 18, 2024

April 15, 2024

May 27, 2024

June 17, 2024

September 16, 2024

October 21, 2024

November 18, 2024

 

Board meeting minutes

October 17, 2022

November 21, 2022

January 16, 2023

February 27, 2023

March 20, 2023

April – no meeting

May 15, 2023

June 19, 2023

September 18, 2023

October 16, 2023

November 20, 2023

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

 

Perth & District Union Public Library Board (2023-2026)

Gary Waterfield, ToP – Councillor
gwaterfield@perth.ca

Deborah Hamilton-Foley, ToP
clouddebbookkeeping@gmail.com

Patricia Mertins, ToP
mertinpj@gmail.com

Paul Coutts, DNE – Councillor
pcoutts@dnetownship.ca

Lillian Logan, DNE
pinearbour@gmail.com

Ted Parkinson, DNE
parkinsonfamily@hotmail.com

Andrew Kendrick, TVT – Councillor
akendrick.councillor@tayvalleytwp.ca

Dawn Palmer, TVT
dawnandbobpalmer@yahoo.ca

Tara Langford, TVT – Library Board Chair
tlangford70@hotmail.com

Erika Heesen, CEO
ceo@perthunionlibrary.ca

Lynn Marsh – Secretary/Treasurer
lmarsh@perthunionlibrary.ca