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Meet the Board of Trustees

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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.

 

Board Members

Shirley Bruursema

Shirley A. Bruursema, Chair
Term ends: 12/31/2023
Region 6: City of Kentwood; Caledonia and Gaines Townships
 

Tom Noreen

Tom Noreen, Vice Chair
Term Ends: 12/31/2022
Region 1: Nelson, Oakfield, Spencer and Tyrone Townships
 

Andrew Erlewein, Treasurer
Term ends: 12/31/2023
Region 2: City of Rockford; Algoma, Cannon, Courtland and Grattan Townships
 

Sheri Gilreath-Watts

Sheri Gilreath-Watts, Secretary
Term ends: 12/31/2021
Region 8: City of Wyoming
 

Peter Dykhuis

Peter Dykhuis, Trustee
Term ends: 12/31/2020
Region 7: City of Grandville and Byron Township
 

Charles Myers

Charles Myers, Trustee
Term ends: 12/31/2022
Region 5: City of East Grand Rapids; Ada, Cascade and Grand Rapids Townships
 

Caitlin Searfoss Oliver

Caitlin “Caitie” Searfoss Oliver, Trustee
Term ends: 12/31/2021
Region 4: City of Lowell; Bowne, Lowell and Vergennes Townships
 

Penny Weller

Penny Weller, Trustee
Term ends: 12/31/2020
Region 3: City of Walker; Alpine and Plainfield Townships