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.
2023 Board of Trustees
Tracy Wachmann, Chair – Retired lawyer.
Andrew Krawczyk, Vice-Chair – Retired high school principal; international education consultant.
Petra Cottier – Retired corporate controller.
Dieter Diedericks – Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional.
Cynthia Garton – Retired school administrator.
Bahar Hafizi – Corporate commercial lawyer.
Alastair Nimmons – Senior Finance Executive.
Sahar Sanajou – Customer Service Representative at CIBC.
Koichi Ronald Shimoda – Retired senior financial global executive.
Sharon Thompson, Council Representative – District of West Vancouver Council.
Lorena Yu – Entrepreneur.
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 Shannon Dale at 604.925.7410 to confirm dates and times and to inquire about making a presentation to the Board. Members of the public may also call to register to virtually attend Library Board Meetings as observers.
2023 Meeting Dates
March – No meeting
June – No meeting
August – No meeting
December 13 (2nd Wednesday of the month)
Meeting times may change at the discretion of the Library Board Chair.
2023 Meeting Minutes and Agendas
January 18 Agenda & Minutes
February 15 Agenda & Minutes
April 19 Agenda & Minutes
May 17 Agenda & Minutes
July 19 Agenda & Minutes
September 20 Agenda & Minutes
October 18 Agenda & Minutes
November 15 Agenda
2022 Meeting Minutes and Agendas
January 19 Agenda & Minutes
February 16 Agenda & Minutes
April 20 Agenda & Minutes
May 18 Agenda & Minutes
June 15 Agenda & Minutes
July 20 Agenda & Minutes
September 21 Agenda & Minutes
October 19 Agenda & Minutes
November 16 Agenda & Minutes
December 14 Agenda & Minutes
For older Library Board minutes and agendas, please contact Shannon Dale, 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 13 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 eight 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 West Vancouver Council. 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 Shannon Dale at 604.925.7410.