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Board of Trustees

Elizabeth Sheehe - President

Lindsay English - Vice-President

Jason Nolde - Secretary

Jeff Armstrong

Jennifer Darling

Audrey Forrest

Bob Plantz

Mission Statement

We commit to providing an inclusive environment that fosters learning, community growth, and connection in an ever-changing world.

A seat on the Porter Public Library Board of Trustees will be open as of December 31, 2019.

Trustees represent the community at large and their varied library interests. The only prerequisite for applicants is that they have an interest in public library issues and wish to become a public library advocate. The Board, the policy-making body of the library, is composed of seven members who serve overlapping seven-year terms.

Those interested in applying for a position as a trustee may download an application form here, pick one up at the reception desk, or contact the library’s Administration Department. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to fill out the application form on your computer.

Application deadline is September 14, 2019.

The library’s service jurisdiction is Westlake school district. The public library is a separate political subdivision, apart from the City of Westlake and the Westlake City Schools, with an autonomous Board of Trustees. However, since Westlake Porter Public Library is a school district library, trustees are appointed by the Westlake Board of Education.

Library board meetings are held monthly, usually the third Wednesday of the month, at 6:30 pm. These meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted in the library in advance of the meetings.

For more details on responsibilities of trustees or on the application process, please contact library Director Andrew Mangels.


Library Board meetings fall under the "sunshine laws" of Ohio and are open to the public. Public guests are welcome at any regular Board meeting. Dates for this calendar year are provided here. 

It is highly recommended, however, that individuals considering attending a meeting call in advance to verify the date, time, and location. Occasionally, changes to the schedule are made to accommodate other library priorities. 

To verify dates and times please call the Library at (440) 871-2600.

Meeting dates in 2019

  • January 16 at 6:30pm
  • February 20 at 6:30pm
  • March 20 at 6:30pm
  • April 17 at 6:30pm
  • May 15 at 6:30pm
  • June 19 at 6:30pm
  • July 17 at 6:30pm
  • September 18 at 6:30pm
  • October 16 at 6:30pm
  • November 20 at 6:30pm
  • December 18 at 6:30pm