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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.

If you have any questions related to Board activities, recruitment or any other matter, please contact the Board Secretary, Lisette Lalchan.

Contact Board Secretary
Lisette Lalchan
Phone: 780-496-7051
Fax: 780-496-7097
Email: Lisette.Lalchan@EPL.CA

Meet the EPL Board

Board of Trustees - Members

Dr. Fern Snart

Chair, EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: June 1, 2015

Kenna Houncaren

Vice Chair, EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: May 1, 2017

Board of Trustees - Members

Aaida Peerani

EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: May 1, 2017

James Crossman

EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: May 1, 2019

Sandra Marin

EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: May 1, 2019

Councillor Andrew Knack

EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: January 1, 2020

Tina Faiz

EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed June 1, 2020

Janet Hancock

EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed June 1, 2020

Board of Trustees - Members

Rosalie Russnak

EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: June 1, 2020

Chad Schulz

EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: June 1, 2020

Board Responsibilities

Our Board governs the Edmonton Public Library (EPL), advocates for support and raises awareness of our services and initiatives. Board members are our community leaders and they ensure EPL is always improving, thinking about our future and how to best serve the citizens of Edmonton.

The Board has full governing powers over the Library. Its status and powers come from the Alberta Libraries Act.

Committees

Governance & Nomination Committee

Members:

  • James Crossman (Chair)
  • Aaida Peerani
  • Rosalie Russnak
  • Janet Hancock
  • Andrew Knack, City Council Representative
  • Dr. Fern Snart (Ex-Officio)

Finance & Audit Committee

Members:

  • Kenna Houncaren (Chair)
  • James Crossman
  • Chad Schulz
  • Rosalie Russnak
  • Tina Faiz
  • Dr. Fern Snart (Ex-Officio)

HR & CEO Performance Management Committee

Members:

  • Sandra Marin (Chair)
  • Aaida Peerani
  • Tina Faiz
  • Chad Schulz
  • Janet Hancock
  • Dr. Fern Snart (Ex-Officio)

Board Meetings

Generally, the Board meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Meetings take place at the Stanley A. Milner Library, but also at branches across the city.

Board Meetings are public, but if a confidential matter needs to be discussed, portions of the meeting may be in private. Agendas can be found under Agendas & Minutes.

The Board Chair guides the meeting agendas and approves items submitted for consideration by trustees and staff.

Get Involved

Edmontonians may request to speak to the EPL board on a specific agenda item. Please submit written notice to the Board Secretary of intent to speak by 12 p.m. one business day prior to the meeting. In addition, individuals may request to place an item on an upcoming agenda. If so, please submit written notice and detailed information on the presentation topic to the Board Secretary at least five business days prior to the meeting. For more information on meetings, please see our Public Presentations at EPL Board Meeting Policy.

Agendas & Minutes

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

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