Rochester Hills Public Library Board of Trustees names new officers; welcomes new board members

(ROCHESTER, MI – January 17, 2022) The Rochester Hills Public Library’s Board of Trustees named new officers at its first meeting of the year on January 10. The board appointed Madge Lawson as president and Anne Kutcher as vice-president. Chuck Stouffer was named secretary, and Robert Bonam is the board's treasurer.

New to the board are Melinda Deel and Julianne Reyes, who began their terms in December. Additionally, Alice Moo is the new board liaison from the City of Rochester, and Michael Tyler, president of Oakland Township’s Library Board, continues to serve as the township’s liaison to the RHPL board.

"From RHPL’s founding in 1924 to today, community members view the public library as a treasured institution where all are welcome,” said Library Director Juliane Morian. “I look forward to working with current and new trustees and liaisons to ensure that we preserve public trust in this community asset."

Lawson has served on the library board since 1999.

“The RHPL board welcomes two new trustees who joined us in November: Melinda Deel, a practicing attorney, and Julianne Reyes, a Human Resources professional, and thanks them for their commitment to serve,” said Lawson. “We also thank Gregg Christenson and Suba Subbarao, who left the Board in November, for their years of service to our community. We wish them well.”

The library board is governed by an elected six-member board of trustees representing Rochester Hills. The board's responsibilities include library operations, strategic planning, policymaking, and budgeting. The City of Rochester and Oakland Township receive library services through a contract and are represented by a non-voting liaisons at board meetings.

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