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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Comox Valley Regional District. Serves as Vice Chair of the Board and Executive Committee.

Daniel Arbour

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the District of Sooke.

Jeff Bateman

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Village of Cumberland.

Vickey Brown

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2020 by the City of Duncan.

Jenni Capps

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Village of Masset.

Terry Carty

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. Serves as Member at Large on the Executive Committee.

Penny Cote

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Nanaimo Regional District. Serves as Member at Large on the Executive Committee.

Vanessa Craig

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Village of Queen Charlotte.

Jesse Embree

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2020 by the City of Campbell River. Serves as Member at Large on the Executive Committee.

Colleen Evans

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the qathet Regional District.

Andrew Fall

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Village of Port Clements.

Ian Gould

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2021 by the City of Port Alberni.

Debbie Haggard

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2021 by the Town of Qualicum Beach.

Scott Harrison

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the City of Nanaimo. Serves as Member at Large on the Executive Committee.

Erin Hemmens

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

Mike Hicks

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Mount Waddington Regional District.

Andrew Hory

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Central Coast Regional District.

Jayme Kennedy

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2021 by the Village of Sayward.

Norm Kirschner

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 by the Strathcona Regional District. Serves as Past Chair on the Board and Executive Committee.

Brenda Leigh

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Village of Tahsis.

Lynda Llewellyn

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Village of Port Alice.

Bruce Lloyd

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the District of North Saanich.

Jack McClintock

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

Marilyn McEwen

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2021 by the Town of Comox.

Pat McKenna

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the District of Tofino. Serves as Member at Large on the Executive Committee.

Duncan McMaster

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Village of Gold River. Serves as Member at Large on the Executive Committee.

Brenda Patrick

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the City of Parksville.

Teresa Patterson

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2021 by the District of Lantzville.

Karen Proctor

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the North Coast Regional District. Serves as Member at Large on the Executive Committee.

Evan Putterill

Fred Robertson
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 by the District of Port Hardy. Serves as Member at Large on the Executive Committee.

Fred Robertson

Manno Theos
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 by the City of Courtenay.

Manno Theos

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2021 by the Village of Zeballos.

Al Rogers

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Municipality of North Cowichan.

Debra Toporowski

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2020 by the Town of Ladysmith.

Jeff Virtanen

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2021 by the Town of Lake Cowichan.

Lorna Vomacka

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2021 by the Town of Sidney.

Peter Wainwright

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Town of Port McNeill. Serves as Chair of the Board and Executive Committee.

Gaby Wickstrom

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2021 by the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Mike Wilson

 

2021 Executive Committee

Gaby Wickstrom (Chair), Daniel Arbour (Vice Chair), Penny Cote, Vanessa Craig, Colleen Evans, Erin Hemmens, Brenda Leigh (Past Chair), Duncan McMaster, Brenda Patrick, Evan Putterill, 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

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

Board Procedural By-Law

The Board has, pursuant to the provisions of the Library Act, the power to make rules for, among other things, managing its business and accordingly has adopted these By-Laws. This Procedural By-Law is to govern the proceedings of the Vancouver Island Regional Library Board of Trustees and its committees.

Procedural By-Law

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

Policies

VIRL Board policies establish the operational framework for public services and internal administration. Board policies provide the Executive Director with the framework for Decision-making, Proposing future direction of the organization, and Running the day-to-day business of the libraries.

Policies

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.

Reports and Plans

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