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 activates, 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

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 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:

  • 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

The board meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. (except for July, August and October). Meetings take place at our Executive Team offices, 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.

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 at least 24 hours before the meeting. In addition, individuals may request an item to be 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.

Archive

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

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