Library Board Committees


A. Duties: The Development & Fundraising Committee works with the Library Director to identify and develop grant and fundraising opportunities. The primary financial objectives are new sources of funding that will supplement the library’s tax revenue base and to support new programming and services identified by the Director. These will primarily come from the following sources:

• Public and private grants;

• Unrestricted contributions to the Ferndale Public Library;

• Income from an endowment fund established by the Library;

• Income donated by the Friends of the Ferndale Library generated by

Friends events.

The Development & Finance Committee will work coordinate with the Friends of the Ferndale Library to best meet the needs of the Ferndale Public Library. To those ends, one member of the D&F Committee will serve as the Board liaison to the Friends, and the Friends will designate at least one person to serve as the Friends liaison to the Committee.

B. Trustee Members:

Judeen Bartos, Chair

Community Members:



A. Duties: The Finance & Building Committee works with the Library Director to develop a fiscally responsible and innovative budget that takes into account changes in Library programming, material and facility needs. The Finance Committee regularly reviews financial reports, comparing budgeted to actual results, with the Director, as well as other issues related to the Library’s financial services provider (currently the City of Ferndale) that the Director deems relevant. Examples of these matters include payroll services, accounts payable, revenue and cash management, and audits, in addition to routine financial reporting. The Finance Committee works with the Director to develop and review policies that are related to financial matters.

The Committee also has the following building responsibilities:

Periodically review the budget and oversee the building maintenance and repair program by:

• Requesting the Board to commission a Replacement Reserve Study by the architect, and using that study as a guide in multi-year budget studies;

• Create a building systems and furnishings maintenance schedule;

• Advise the Board on contracting for building systems maintenance and repair.

B. Trustee Members:

Monique Herzig, Chair

Amanda Hanlin

Community Members: Jim O’Donnell



A. Duties: The Personnel Committee prepares the annual performance evaluation of the Library Director, works with the Director in drafting and recommending to the board personnel policies & procedures, and addresses other personnel issues as presented to the committee by the board, staff and/or the Director.

B. Members:

Adrienne Gilmore, Chair

Community Members: No member of the public may serve on this committee.



A. Duties: The purpose of the committee is to foster art appreciation at the library by: acquiring art for the library’s permanent collection; acquiring art on long- or short-term loan; organizing rotating exhibitions of art at the library; arranging artist lectures at the library; acquiring art reference materials such as books for the lending collection; and other such activities the committee, board of trustees, and library director deem appropriate. The committee may conduct fundraising efforts to further its work.

B. Trustee Members:

Kevin Yezbick, Chair

Community Members: Linden Harnish, Eileen Toro



A. Duties: The purpose of the committee is to work with the Library Director to share information about library programs, services and usage to community stakeholders. Duties include making presentations at public meetings and assisting in other forms of publicity, and acting as an ambassador of the library.

B. Trustee Members:

Adam Steinman, Chair

Monique Herzig


NOTE: The president serves as an ex-officio member of all committees. Any board member may attend any committee meeting, as long as no quorum of trustees is formed by doing so.