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Jan Allen
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2012 by the Village of Port Alice.

Jan Allen

Merrick Anderson
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2006 by the Powell River Regional District.

Merrick Anderson

Steve Arnett
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2012 by the Town of Ladysmith. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board and on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Steve Arnett

Barry Avis
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2015 by the Town of Qualicum Beach. He currently serves as Chair to the Board and on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Barry Avis

Lucas Banton
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2016 by the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.

Lucas Banton

Mary Biel
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2015 by the City of Parksville.

Mary Beil

Bill Beldessi
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2015 by the North Coast Regional District. He currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Bill Beldessi

Diane Brennan
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2012 by the City of Nanaimo. She currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Diane Brennan

John Coulson
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2018 by the District of Lantzville.

John Coulson

Jay Dixon
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2015 by the Town of Port McNeill. He currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Jay Dixon

Tom Duncan
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2012 by the City of Duncan.

Tom Duncan

Candace Faulkner
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2016 by the Village of Zeballos.

Candace Faulkner

Sabrina Frazier
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2016 by the Village of Queen Charlotte in Haida Gwaii.

Sabrina Frazier

Mike Hicks
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2009. Mike Hicks represents the Capital Regional District.

Mike Hicks

Janett Hoare
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2015 by the Village of Sayward.

Janett Hoare

Howard Houle
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2014 by the Regional District of Nanaimo. He currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Howard Houle

Frank Johnson
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 by the Central Coast Regional District.

Frank Johnson

Ron Kerr
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2012 by the City of Campbell River. He currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Ron Kerr

Brenda Leigh
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 by the Strathcona Regional District. She currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Brenda Leigh

Hugh MacKinnon
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 by the Town of Comox.

Hugh MacKinnon

Mary Marcotte
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2014 by the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Mary Marcotte

Marilyn McEwen
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2015 by the District of Ucluelet.

Marilyn McEwen

Sharie Minions
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2015 by the City of Port Alberni.

Sharie Minions

Rod Nichol
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 by the Comox Valley Regional District.

Rod Nichol

Charleen O'Brien Anderson
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 by the Village of Port Clements.

Charleen O’Brien Anderson

Kerrie Reay
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2012 by the District of Sooke. She currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Kerrie Reay

Fred Robertson
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 by the District of Port Hardy. He currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Fred Robertson

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 by the Mount Waddington Regional District.

Heidi Soltau

Sean Sullivan
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2015 by the Village of Cumberland.

Sean Sullivan

Randy Taylor
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2013 by the Village of Tahsis.

Randy Taylor

Manno Theos
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 by the City of Courtenay. He currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Manno Theos

Cathy Thicke
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2018 by the District of Tofino.

Cathy Thicke

Jason Thompson
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 by the Village of Masset in Haida Gwaii. He currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Jason Thompson

Jack Thornburgh
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2016 by the District of North Saanich.

Jack Thornburgh

Lorna Dawn Vomacka
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2015 by the Town of Lake Cowichan.

Lorna Dawn Vomacka

Peter Wainright
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2018 by the Town of Sidney.

Peter Wainwright

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2018 by the Municipality of North Cowichan.

Tom Walker

Gordon Waterman
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2012 by the Village of Gold River. He currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Gordon Waterman

Our 2018 Executive Committee: Steve Arnett (Vice Chair), Gordon Waterman, Barry Avis (Chair), Howard Houle, Brenda Leigh, Ron Kerr, Jay Dixon, Rosemary Bonanno (Executive Director), Jason Thompson, Diane Brennan, Manno Theos, Fred Robertson

The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) Board of Trustees governs the library system and, in accordance with BC‘s Library Act, is made up of elected representatives from 28 member municipalities and 10 regional districts.

The Board guides and supports the operation of all public library services in VIRL’s service area. In addition to governance, two of its primary functions are lobbying and advocacy to ensure that resources are available to fulfill VIRL’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

Board Meetings

The next Board meeting is the AGM and will be held on Saturday, January 19 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Nanaimo.

All Board meetings are open to the public and full agendas are posted in advance. Unapproved minutes are posted shortly after their respective meeting and are indicated with an asterisk (*). Once approved minutes are posted, the asterisk is removed.

Board Meetings

Contact the Board

Phone: 250.729.2310

Fax: 250.758.2482

Email: board@virl.bc.ca

Mail: Board of Trustees

Vancouver Island Regional Library

Box 3333

Nanaimo, BC V9R 5N3

Reports and Plans

Would you like to learn more? Check out the Reports and Plans page where we keep all sorts of interesting information. You can find Adopted Financial Plans, past issues of our From the Board Table Newsletter, and Economic Impact Assessment Reports just to name a few.

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