Library Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board is a nine-member board appointed by the Erie County Executive and confirmed by Erie County Council. The board is comprised of one appointee from each Council District, and two at-large appointees. Members serve staggered three-year terms, and act in an advisory capacity to the Library’s Executive Director.

Board Members:

  • Julie Boam – Council District 1 (Clear)
  • Felix Lohitai– Council District 2 (Horton)
  • Mary Ann Tempestini – Council District 3 (Rennie)
  • William Conway, Secretary – Council District 4 (Anderson)
  • Trevor Pearson, President – Council District 5 (Shank)
  • Martha Knuth– Council District 6 (Rastetter)
  • VACANT – Council District 7 (Schauerman)
  • Kristin Bowers – At Large
  • Liz Allen – At Large

Library Advisory Board Meeting Schedule and Location:

  • Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month and are open to the public.
  • All meetings take place at 12:00 Noon at the Blasco Library in the Admiral Room located off the main lobby, except for the dates where a branch is listed. Those meetings will take place at the branch listed.

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Library Board Meetings will continue to be the third Thursday of the month.

2019 Library Advisory Board Meeting Dates

DateAgendaBudget ReportMinutes
Thursday, January 17AgendaBudget ReportMinutes
Thursday, February 21AgendaBudget ReportMinutes
Thursday, March 21AgendaBudget ReportMinutes
Thursday, April 18AgendaBudget ReportMinutes
Thursday, May 23 ** Note this is the 4th ThursdayAgendaBudget ReportMinutes
Thursday, June 20AgendaBudget ReportMinutes
Thursday, July 18AgendaBudget ReportMinutes
Thursday, August 15AgendaBudget ReportMinutes
Thursday, September 19AgendaBudget ReportMinutes
Thursday, October 17AgendaBudget ReportMinutes
Thursday, November 21AgendaBudget ReportMinutes
Thursday, December 19AgendaBudget ReportMinutes

Correspondences to the Board and any of its members may be sent to:

E-mail to:

Library Advisory Board Meeting Minutes

Previous Years Meeting Minutes:

2018 Library Advisory Board Minutes
2017 Library Advisory Board Minutes
2016 Library Advisory Board Minutes
2015 Library Advisory Board Minutes
2014 Library Advisory Board Minutes