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.
Front row: Koichi Ronald Shimoda, Felicia Zhu, Peter Lambur; back row: Cynthia Garton, Alastair Nimmons, Jillian Stirk, Nazlin Sunderji, Eric Fiss, Petra Cottier. Not pictured: Andrew Krawczyk and Tracy Wachmann.
2021 Board of Trustees
Alastair Nimmons, Chair – Retail CFO and Business Transformation Executive.
Cynthia Garton, Vice-Chair – Retired school administrator.
Petra Cottier – Retired corporate controller.
Nora Gambiolo, Council Representative – District of West Vancouver Council.
Andrew Krawczyk – Retired high school principal; international education consultant.
Koichi Ronald Shimoda – Retired senior financial global executive.
Jatinder Sidhu – Freelance reporter/podcast producer.
Jillian Stirk – Retired ambassador and public service executive; speaker and writer on foreign policy and diversity.
Nazlin Sunderji – Portfolio Management Consultant with VCIM, Vancity Investment Management.
Tracy Wachmann – Lawyer and Public Interest Coordinator, UBC Allard School of Law.
Felicia Zhu – Educational consultant and founder of 4921 Reading Room Society.
Stephanie Hall, Director and ex-officio Secretary.
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. Members of the public may register to virtually attend Library Board Meetings as observers here.
2021 Meeting Dates
March – No meeting
August – No meeting
December 8 (2nd Wednesday of the month)
Meeting times may change at the discretion of the Library Board Chair.
2020 Meeting Minutes and Agendas
January 22 Agenda & Minutes
February 19 Agenda & Minutes
April 22 Agenda & Minutes
May 20 Agenda & Minutes
June 17 Agenda & Minutes
July 15 Agenda & Minutes
September 16 Agenda & Minutes
October 21 Agenda & Minutes
November 18 Agenda & Minutes
December 9 Agenda
2019 Meeting Minutes and Agendas
January 16 Agenda & Minutes
February 20 Agenda & Minutes
April 17 Agenda & Minutes
May 22 Agenda & Minutes
June 19 Agenda & Minutes
July 17 Agenda & Minutes
September 18 Agenda & Minutes
October 16 Agenda & Minutes
November 20 Agenda & Minutes
December 11 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 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 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.