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 meets monthly on the second Monday at 7 p.m. The May, June, July, August, and September meetings begin at 8 p.m. 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.
Contact the Library Board of Trustees
The Library Board of Trustees
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.
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.
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.
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.
2017 – 2023
Chuck Stouffer has served as an RHPL trustee since 1999. He is a commercial photographer and has worked with newspapers, magazines, and in the business industry. Chuck also owns an antique store in Clawson, MI.
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.
Oakland Township Liaison
City of Rochester Liaison
Board Meeting Information
|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|
|Annual Meeting January 11th at 7pm Packet Minutes Agenda||July 12th at 8pm Packet Minutes Agenda|
|January 11th at 7pm Packet Minutes Agenda||August 9th at 8pm Packet Minutes Agenda|
|Feburary 8th at 7pm Packet Minutes Agenda||September 13th at 7pm Packet Minutes Agenda|
|March 8th at 7pm Packet Minutes Agenda||October 11th at 7pm Packet Minutes Agenda|
|April 12th at 7pm Packet Minutes Agenda||Special Meeting – November 1st Packet Minutes Agenda|
|May 10th at 8pm Packet Minutes Agenda||November 8th at 7pm Packet Minutes Agenda|
|June 14th at 8pm Packet Minutes Agenda||December 13th at 7pm Packet Minutes Agenda|
2021 RHPL Audited Financial Statements
2022 RHPL Annual Budget
2021 RHPL Annual Budget
2020 RHPL Annual Budget
Rochester Hills Public Library Strategic Plan
Board Meeting Procedures
Bylaws for the Board of Trustees