NAHYP Award
Closing ScheduleDirectionsMapsMeeting Room
This is the "Library Board of Trustees" page of the "About Us" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content
Sun

About Us  

The City of Newport News’ Department of Libraries and Information Services includes four public libraries, a Public Law Library, and one Bookmobile.
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2018 URL: http://nnpls.libguides.com/about_us Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

Library Board of Trustees Print Page
  Search: 
 
 

Board of Trustees

  • Todd Wight, Chair
  • Larry Watlington, Vice-Chair
  • Peter J. Mercier, Past Chair
  • Kara Akins
  • Xavian Draper
  • Mary Ellen Frantz
  • Theresa Hammond
  • Dola Maahs
  • Julie Richter
  • Matthew Thompson
  • Elizabeth Young
  • Mary Keeling, School Representative
  • Sonia Antoine, Director, Ex-Officio

To contact any member of the Board of Trustees, call 757.926.1350 or email santoine@nnva.gov

 

About the Library Board

The Library Board shall advise and make recommendations concerning policy and administration to the City Librarian (Director) or the City Manager on any library matter.  It is an advisory board.

The Library Board consists of twelve (12) members who must be residents of the city and are appointed by City Council.  The Superintendent of Schools or his designated representative is also a member of the Board with full voting rights.  Any Newport News resident interested in serving on the Board should fill out a Board Bank application.  Board Bank applications are available online and at any Newport News public library. 

Appointments are made every two (2) years, with the terms of all members appointed to be four (4) years, except that appointments to fill vacancies will be for the unexpired terms.

 

Board Meetings and Times

All meetings start at 6:00pm and are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month.  The December meeting is scheduled for the second Tuesday at 6pm, and no meetings are scheduled for July or August.  

Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change.  Please call (757) 926-1350 to verify meeting dates or email Sonia Antoine at santoine@nnva.gov.

  • Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017: Board Meeting - 6:00PM
    Library Administration - James Room
 

2018 Board Meetings and Times'

  • Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018: Board Meeting - 6:00PM
    Library Administration - James Room
  • Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018: Board Meeting - 6:00PM
    Pearl Bailey Public Library
  • Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018: Board Meeting - 6:00PM
    Library Administration - James Room
  • Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018: Board Meeting - 6:00PM
    Main Street Public Library
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018: Board Meeting - 6:00PM
    Grissom Public Library
  • Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018: Board Meeting - 6:00PM
    Library Administration - James Room
  • Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018: Board Meeting - 6:00PM
    Pearl Bailey Public Library
  • Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018: Board Meeting - 6:00PM
    Grissom Public Library
  • Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018: Board Meeting - 6:00PM
    Main Street Public Library
  • Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018: Board Meeting - 6:00PM
    Library Administration - James Room
Description

Loading  Loading...

Tip