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.
2017 Library Board Trustees
David Carter, Chair
Geoff Jopson, Vice-Chair
Mary Jo Campbell
Dr. Zulficar Rahim
Koichi Ronald Shimoda
Bill Soprovich, West Vancouver Council Representative
J. Andrew Telford
Board of Trustees: (seated) Jillian Stirk, Felicia Zhu, Mary Jo Campbell; (from left to right) Bill Soprovich, Marcus Shapiro, Eric Fiss, Mahta Azarakhsh, Kochi Ronald Shimoda, Dr. Zulficar Rahim, J. Andrew Telford, Geoff Jopson, David Carter.
Jenny Benedict, Director of Library Services and ex-officio Secretary.
Library Board Governance
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 Meetings
Members of the public are welcome to attend Library Board meetings, which are usually held on the third Wednesday of every month. Please call Lori Breen at 604.925.7410 to confirm dates and times. Meeting times may change at the discretion of the Library Board Chair.
2017 Meeting Dates
January 18, February 15, March 15, April 12 (2nd Wednesday of the month), May 17, June 21, July 19, August – no meeting, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 6 (1st Wednesday of the month).
2017 Agendas and Minutes [PDFs]
2016 Agendas and Minutes [PDFs]
2016 July 22 Special Meeting Minutes
2016 September 21 Agenda
2015 Agendas and Minutes [PDFs]
2015 March 28 Special Meeting Minutes
2015 October 7 Special Meeting Minutes
2014 Agendas and Minutes [PDFs]
Previous Agendas and Minutes
For older Library Board minutes and agendas, please contact:
Lori Breen, Administrative Assistant