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EPL Board of Trustees

Trustees
The Edmonton Public Library Board consists of 10 Trustees, one of whom is a member of City Council. Trustees are appointed annually by City Council to a maximum of six years.

Contact
Phone: 780-496-7051
Fax: 780-496-7097
Email: llalchan@epl.ca

Centennial Library Board Meeting Room, 1967

Meet the EPL Board

Fern Snart

Chair, Dr. Fern Snart
Appointed: June 1, 2015
Biography

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Vice Chair, Kenna Houncaren
Appointed: May 1, 2017
Biography

Ben Henderson

Counciller Ben Henderson
Appointed: Oct. 29, 2013
Biography

Brian Heidecker

Brian Heidecker, LLD (Hon.)
Appointed: May 1, 2014
Biography

Jill Scheyk

Jill Scheyk
Appointed: June 1, 2015
Biography

2016 Jennifer Huntley Bio

Jennifer Huntley
Appointed: May 1, 2016
Biography

Zainul Mawji
Appointed: May 1, 2016
Biography

EPL Board Member Aaida Peerani

Aaida Peerani
Appointed: May 1, 2017
Biography

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James Crossman
Appointed: May 1, 2019
Biography

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Sandra Marin
Appointed: May 1, 2019
Biography

Board Responsibilities

Our Board governs EPL, lobbies for library support and advocates for literacy and learning. Board members are our leaders, and they make sure EPL is always improving.

The Board is a corporation with full management powers over the Library. Its status and powers come from the Alberta Libraries Act.

Committees

Governance & Nomination Committee

Members:

  • Aaida Peerani (Chair)
  • Jill Scheyk
  • Jennifer Huntley
  • James Crossman
  • Ben Henderson (City Council rep.)
  • Dr. Fern Snart (Ex-Officio)

Finance & Audit Committee

Members:

  • Zainul Mawji (Chair)
  • Brian Heidecker
  • James Crossman
  • Sandra Marin
  • Dr. Fern Snart (Ex-Officio)

HR & CEO Performance Management Committee

Members:

  • Kenna Houncaren (Chair)
  • Sandra Marin
  • Brian Heidecker
  • Jennifer Huntley
  • Dr. Fern Snart (Ex-Officio)

Board Policies

Supporting Documents

Meetings & Agendas

We meet the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. (except for July and August). We usually meet at our administrative offices at MNP Tower, but occasionally at other branches around Edmonton.

Board Meetings are public, but if a confidential matter needs to be discussed, we may hold portions of the meeting in private.

The Board Chair controls the meeting agendas and approves items submitted for consideration by trustees and library administration. EPL administration is responsible for creating the agenda. Sometimes items that don’t make the agenda are still discussed and considered.

Get Involved

You can request to speak to the board on a specific agenda item. Please submit written notice to the Board Secretary of intent to speak at least 24 hours before the meeting.

You can also request to have an item placed on an upcoming agenda. Please submit written notice and detailed information on the topic you wish to present at least five business days before the meeting to the Board Secretary.

Contact

Board Secretary
Email: llalchan@epl.ca

Archive

If you are interested in older minutes, please contact Administration at 780-496-7051.

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