Board & Management

Mission Statement | Appointment of the Board |  Agenda & Minutes | Administration | Annual Reports | Policies | Strategic Plan | Becoming a Library Board Trustee

Mission Statement

Enriching lives and strengthening communities with lifelong learning resources.

Appointment of the Board

The Welland Public Library Board operates under the authority of the Ontario Public Libraries Act (http://www NULL.e-laws NULL.on NULL.htm) (R.S.O. 1990, chapter P.44). It is responsible for making policies for the operation of the Library; for obtaining adequate funding for Library materials, services and programs; and for promoting the Library in the community. Nine (9) Library Board members are appointed by Welland City Council for a 4-year term, concurrent with the term of the appointing City Council.

Library Board Members for the 2019-2022 term

Citizen Appointees
Melanie Gross-Kerho, Chair
Melissa McGlashan, Vice Chair
Lindsay Bryan
Carolyn Fast
Lee Gordyn
Alan O’Neill
Fred Sullivan
Tina Van Tuyl
Council Appointee
Councillor Leo Van Vliet


Chief Executive Officer/Secretary-Treasurer
Julianne Brunet
Contact the Library Board
Phone: (905) 734-6210 ext. 2500

Agendas & Minutes of Library Board Meetings

Library Board meetings generally are scheduled for the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm, with the exception of July and August.

Schedule Date Date Change Agendas Minutes Time
Monday, January 20, 2020 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF) 7:00 pm
Monday, February 24, 2020 Agenda (PDF) 7:00 pm
Monday, March 23, 2020 7:00 pm
Monday, April 20, 2020 7:00 pm
Monday, May 25, 2020 7:00 pm
Monday, June 15, 2020 7:00 pm
Monday, September 21, 2020 7:00 pm
Monday, October 19, 2020 7:00 pm
Monday, November 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Monday, December 14, 2020 7:00 pm

Click here for historical board meeting documents.

Library Management

Julianne Brunet
Chief Executive Officer
905-734-6210, ext 2500
Daniella Liebregts-Hamilton
Manager of Programming & Outreach
905-734-6210, ext 2508
Norm Dashwood
Manager of Information Technology & Systems
905-734-6210, ext 2510
Jason Redshaw
Manager of Collections & Resources
905-734-6210, ext 2503
Conor Echlin
Manager of Customer Experience
905-734-6210, ext 2509