The purpose of the Ontario Public Library is to serve the residents of the Town of Ontario as defined in the Absolute Charter approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Board of Regents and adopted by the Library Board of Trustees on June 29, 1973.
The business and affairs of the Library shall be governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of five (5) members operating with full authority of Education Law, §226 Powers of Trustees of Institutions.
Trustees serve five year terms, January through December, and may serve two full terms. Trustees may serve additional time to fill an open position created when a Trustee is unable to fulfill their full term. Trustees are Ontario residents who volunteer their time for this important community responsibility.
The Board of Trustees for 2022, their executive office, and term follows:
- Lauren Frank, President. 2019 – 2023
- Anne Jurgens, Vice-President. 2021-2025
- Alan Seigel, Secretary. 2020-2024
- Sean Arliss, 2021- 2026
- Gail Kirchgessner, 2018 – 2022 (05/23/2022)
- M. Goodenough, Ex Officio, Non-voting member
- S. Hylen, Library Director, Ex Officio, Non-voting member
Town Councilman Mark D’Angelo serves as Town Board liaison to the OPL Board of Trustees.
2022 Library Board of Trustees Scheduled Meetings
- Additional Meeting January 4
- January 18
- March 16, 4:00 PM
- Additional Meeting March 30, 4:00 PM
- May 17
- July 19
- September 20
- November 15
Board meetings will be held bimonthly, on the third Tuesday, except as noted. All meetings are open to the public and begin at 5:00pm, unless otherwise announced.