LIBRARY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Solano County Board of Supervisors
Five-member elected board that serves at the governing body for the County Library; various duties and obligations in state code sections, in particular education code. The members, representing all members of the county, are elected to four-year terms and can be re-elected for an unlimited number of terms.  Meetings are the first, second and fourth Tuesdays in Fairfield.

Members:
Erin Hannigan
Jim Spering
John Vasquez
Linda Seifert
Skip Thomson

Solano County Library Advisory Council
Ten-member appointed board that serves in an advisory capacity on matters of library services as provided by the County Library.  Five members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors, representing each supervisorial district, and five members are appointed by various City Councils to represent the cities served by the County Library; e.g., Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville (appointed by Vacaville Library Commission) and Vallejo (appointed by Vallejo Library Advisory Board).  The various duties and obligations of the council are specified in a constitution and bylaws.  Terms are four years, and incumbents can be re-appointed for an unlimited number of terms.  Meetings are bi-monthly on the evening of the third Monday of odd-numbered months in Fairfield.

Members:
Diane Barney
Bruce DuClair
John Dwyer
Ronald Heinrich
Kurt Overholt
Teena Miller
Margie Russell
Dotty Schenk
Lynne Vaughan

Vallejo Library Advisory Board
Five-member appointed board that serves in an advisory capacity to the Vallejo City Council and the Director of Library Services on matters of public library service in the city of Vallejo.  The Vallejo Public Library contractually merged its services with the Solano County Library in 1974.  A member of the City Council sits as a liaison member to the board from the council.  The members are appointed by the Vallejo City Council for four-year terms and can be re-appointed once.  The various duties and obligations of the board are specified under the city municipal code and bylaws. Meetings are bi-monthly on the evening of the first Monday of even-numbered months at the John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo.

Members:
John E. Dwyer
Linda Gentile
Karen Lowe
Lynn Winter

 McCune Collection Endowment Fund Advisory Committee
Five-member appointed committee that serves in an advisory capacity to the Vallejo Library Advisory Board on matters concerning the Donovan J. McCune collection, a 3,000-volume endowed collection of antiquarian books and Californiana housed at the John. F. Kennedy Library.  The members are appointed by the Vallejo Library Advisory Board for three-year terms and can be re-appointed for an unlimited number of terms.  The various duties and obligations of the committee are specified under the city municipal code and charge from the board. Meetings are called as needed and are held in the McCune Room of the Kennedy Library.

Vacaville Unified School District Library District Board of Trustees
Seven-member elected board that serves as the governing body for the Vacaville Unified School District Library District. The district is contiguous with the Vacaville Unified School District, and the school board membership is the same as the library board membership.  The Vacaville Library District contractually merged its service with the County Library in 1978.  The members are elected for four-year terms and can be re-elected for an unlimited number of terms.  The various duties and obligations of the board are specified under the state education code.  Meetings are called as needed and are held in Vacaville, usually on the first and/or third Thursday evening of the month.

Vacaville Library Commission
Five-member appointed commission that serves in an advisory capacity to the Vacaville Library Board and the Director of Library Services.  The members are appointed to three-year terms by the Vacaville Library Board and may be re-appointed twice.  The various duties and obligations of the commission are specified by the state education code, actions of the Library Board and bylaws. Meetings are held monthly on the evening of the second Monday of each month at Vacaville Public Library – Cultural Center.

Members:
Mary Brooker
Kathleen Collier
Bruce DuClair
Janet Matthews
Frank Murphy

Solano County Law Library Board of Trustees
Seven-member appointed board that serves at the governing board for the Solano County Law Library.  The Solano County Law Library contracted with the Solano County Library in 1987 to have the County Library operate the Law Library.  The members are appointed by local Superior (3) and Municipal (2) courts, the Board of Supervisors (2) and may be re-appointed to an unlimited number of terms.  The various duties and obligations of the board are specified in the state business and professions code. Meetings are held as needed in Fairfield.

Members:
Judge Christine Carringer
Mr. Hendrick S. Crowell
Judge Daniel J. Healy
Judge Michael Mattice
Supervisor Linda Seifert
Mr. Brian K. Taylor
Judge Cynda Riggins Unger

Solano County Library Foundation
Non-profit corporation with a minimum of seven and maximum of twenty-one board of directors selected to serve by invitation of the members.  The purpose of the Foundation is to support and augment, through fund-raising activities, the services and programs of the Solano County Library. The Foundation is an independent body that was established in 1994 and has representation from every city served by the Library as well as a range of community interests such as agricultural, business, ethnic, finance, political, legal, service clubs, deep roots and wealth.  The duties and responsibilities of the board are outlined in the Foundation bylaws.  The board operates as a whole and through a number of standing committees.  There are approximately ten meetings a year of the board as a whole.  Committees set their own meeting schedules.

Board Members:
Andy Anderson
Jennifer Barton
Constance Boulware
Jim Dunbar
Cherelyn Ellington
Glen A. Faison
Steve Huddleston
Amy Mason
Ken Maxey
Frances McCullough
James Moehrke
Tom Phillips
Alfonso Poire
Karen Seghetti
Beth Shedden
Shelli Vasquez

Honorary Board Members:
Rhuenette Alums
David Balmer
Sue Vaccaro

 

Updated January 2014