Board of Trustees

About the Library Board

The library is governed by an elected six-member Board of Trustees representing the Rochester Hills community, who together are responsible for the operation of the library, planning its growth, policy-making, budgeting, and obtaining adequate funds. Library service is provided to the City of Rochester and Oakland Township through a service contract. Rochester and Oakland Township are represented by a non-voting liaison at the Library Board meetings.

The Board of Trustees typically meets monthly, please refer to the agendas below for dates and times. The Board of Trustees meet at the main library. The public is welcome to attend and public comments are scheduled at the beginning of the agenda. If an electronic meeting is convened, information on how to join the meeting will be included on the agenda. For further information, call the library director at 248-650-7122.


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The Library Board of Trustees

Madge Lawson

President
2017 – 2023

Madge Lawson has served as an RHPL trustee since 1999. She spent over 20 years as an executive in the field of hospital public relations. Madge is an artist, a published writer, an interior designer, and a feng shui teacher and consultant.

Melinda Deel

Vice President
2021 – 2027

Melinda Deel became a library trustee in 2021. She has lived in Rochester Hills since 2003, where she owns a law practice. Melinda is an avid community volunteer and a member of the Friends of RHPL.

Anne Kucher

Secretary
2019 – 2025

Anne Kucher, retired teacher with a B.A, M.A, and Education Specialist degree, joined the Library Board in 2010. Active in community organizations, she enjoys reading, traveling, golfing, cycling, and gardening.

Robert Bonam

Treasurer
2019 – 2025

Bob Bonam has served as an RHPL trustee since 1984. He has owned an accounting/tax practice for 36 years and is an avid community volunteer and is a member of the Friends of RHPL. 

Harper West

Trustee
2023 – 2029

Harper West is a psychotherapist in private practice in Clarkston and serves on the Michigan Board of Psychology. She has co-authored a #1 bestselling non-fiction book and an award-winning psychology self-help book, and writes and edits professional journal articles. She moved to Rochester Hills in 1989.

Julianne Reyes

Trustee
2021 – 2027

Julianne Reyes became a library trustee in 2021. She has lived in the Rochester Hills community for over 15 years and works as a human resources professional. Julianne is also a triathlete and long-distance swimmer.

Michael Tyler

Oakland Township Liaison

 

Alice Moo

City of Rochester Liaison

 

Board Meeting Information

Annual Meeting January 8th Packet  Minutes  Agenda
January 8th at 7pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
July 9th at 7pm Packet Minutes  Agenda
Feburary 13th at 7pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
August 6th at 7pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
March 12th at 7pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
September 10th at 7pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
April 9th at 7pm Packet Minutes Agenda
October 8th at 7pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
May 14th at 7pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
November 12th at 7pm Packet  Minutes  Agenda
June 11th at 7pm Packet Minutes  Agenda
December 10th at 7pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
Annual Meeting January 9th Packet  Minutes  Agenda
January 9th at 7pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
July 17th at 8pm Packet Minutes  Agenda
Feburary 13th at 7pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
August 21st at 8pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
March 13th at 7pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
September 11th at 7pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
April 10th at 7pm Packet Minutes Agenda
October 9th at 7pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
May 8th at 8pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
November 13th at 7pm Packet  Minutes  Agenda
June 12th at 8pm Packet Minutes  Agenda
December 11th at 7pm Packet  Minutes Agenda
Annual Meeting January 10 Packet  Minutes  Agenda
January 10th at 7pm Packet  Minutes  Agenda
July 11th at 8pm Packet  Minutes  Agenda
Feburary 7th at 7pm Packet  Minutes  Agenda
August 8th at 8pm Packet  Minutes  Agenda
March 14th at 7pm Packet  Minutes  Agenda
September 12th at 7pm Packet  Minutes  Agenda
April 11th at 7pm Packet  Minutes  Agenda
October 10th at 7pm Packet  Minutes  Agenda
May 9th at 8pm Packet  Minutes  Agenda
November 14th at 7pm Packet  Minutes  Agenda
June 13th at 8pm Packet  Minutes  Agenda
December 12th at 7pm Packet  Minutes  Agenda

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2022 RHPL Audited Financial Statements

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2024 RHPL Annual Budget

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2023 RHPL Annual Budget

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2022 RHPL Annual Budget

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2023 RHPL Annual Report

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Rochester Hills Public Library Strategic Plan

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500 Olde Towne Rd. Rochester MI, 48307

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