Rochester Hills Public Library board of trustees elects new officers

(ROCHESTER, MI – March 3, 2022) Rochester Hills Public Library’s Board of Trustees elected new officers at an annual meeting on January 9, 2023. The board voted Madge Lawson as president and Melinda Deel as vice president. Anne Kucher was elected secretary, and Robert Bonam was elected the board's treasurer.

The library board is governed by an elected six-member board of trustees representing Rochester Hills. The board's responsibilities include legal compliance, 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 liaison at board meetings. Alice Moo is the board liaison from the City of Rochester, and Michael Tyler, president of Oakland Township’s Library Board, is the township’s liaison.

Lawson has served on the library board since 1999. and has a professional background in marketing and public relations. Deel was elected to the board in 2021 and is an attorney with a law practice in Rochester Hills. Kucher was elected to the board in 2010 and is a retired elementary school teacher. Bonam has served on the board since 1984 and manages an accounting and tax practice. Chuck Stouffer, a commercial photographer, and Julianne Reyes, human resources professional, continue to serve as board trustees.

"From RHPL’s founding in 1924 to today, community members see the library as a trusted and important institution where all in the community are welcome,” said Library Director Juliane Morian. “I look forward to our continued work with the board to ensure we preserve public trust in this community asset."

Among this year’s tasks for the RHPL board of trustees is planning the library’s upcoming centennial in 2024. RHPL has formed a centennial committee and the board of trustees is excited to be working on the 100th-anniversary celebration throughout the year.


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