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The Kent District Library Board of Trustees is composed of eight members representing geographic regions of the KDL Service Area. Trustees must live in the region they represent. Board members are appointed for four-year terms by the Kent County Board of Commissioners based on recommendations from the eight regions. For more information, including an application form, please see the Kent County website.

The KDL Board meets monthly. Major duties include establishing and maintaining a public library for Kent District Library, establishing library policies, employing the Library Director, adopting an annual budget, and approving the expenditure of funds.

Craig Wilson

G. Craig Wilson, Chair
Term ends: 12/31/2018
Region 5: City of East Grand Rapids; Grand Rapids, Ada and Cascade Townships

Penny Weller

Penny Weller, Vice Chair
Term ends: 12/31/2016
Region 3: City of Walker; Plainfield and Alpine Townships

Lee Cook

Lee Cook, Treasurer
Term ends: 12/31/2016
Region 7: City of Grandville, Byron Township

Shirley Bruursema

Shirley A. Bruursema, Trustee
Term ends: 12/31/2019
Region 6: City of Kentwood; Gaines and Caledonia Townships

Andrew Erlewein

Andrew Erlewein, Secretary
Term ends: 12/31/2019
Region 2: City of Rockford; Cannon, Algoma, Courtland and Grattan Townships

Charles Myers

Charles R. Myers, Trustee
Term ends: 12/31/2017
Region 4: City of Lowell; Vergennes, Lowell and Bowne Townships

Sherrie Willson

Sherrie Barber Willson, Trustee
Term ends: 12/31/2019
Region 8: City of Wyoming