Library Board

The WNPLD Board of Trustees consists of seven elected members. Trustees meet monthly to establish policies, approve and monitor the annual library budget, determine the library’s service program, keep abreast of library law and standards in the field, and employ the Executive Director. Trustees serve without pay. A Trustee’s term of office is four years. A Trustee may serve for a shorter term in order to fill a vacancy.

To contact the Warren-Newport Public Library District’s Board of Trustees, please use this contact form. To contact individual trustees, please use the links below.

Board of Trustees as of June 18, 2019

Term ExpiresSeat Expires
Jo Beckwith, President
Wadsworth
jbeckwith@wnpl.info
Board President Contact Form
April 2021April 2021
George Kotsinis, Vice President
Gurnee
gkotsinis@wnpl.info,
Board Vice President Contact Form
April 2021April 2021
Andrea Farr Capizzi, Treasurer
Gurnee
afarrcapizzi@wnpl.info
Board Treasurer Contact Form
April 2021April 2021
Bonnie Sutton, Secretary
Wadsworth
bsutton@wnpl.info
Board Secretary Contact Form
April 2023April 2023
Jennifer Cheng, Trustee
Gurnee
jcheng@wnpl.info
Board Member Contact Form
April 2023April 2023
VacantApril 2021April 2021
Anne Linsdau-Hoeppner, Trustee
Libertyville
alinsdau@wnpl.info
Board Member Contact Form
April 2023April 2023

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the library. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. If you require special accommodations to attend a Board meeting, please contact the administration office at 847-244-5150 ext. 3008 at least 48 hours in advance.

The following is a schedule of the Board’s regular meeting dates for the 2019-20 fiscal year:

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The following is a schedule of the Board’s Committee of the Whole meeting dates for the 2019-2020 fiscal year:

  • No meeting July 2019
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • No meeting January 2020
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Board Committee Work as of June 18, 2019

The Board uses Committee of the Whole, which typically meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the McCullough Board Room. Every trustee is a member of Committee of the Whole, as is Executive Director Ryan Livergood. Chairpersons for each aspect of Committee of the Whole are listed below:
CommitteeChairpersonOther Responsibilities
Finance
Andrea Farr Capizzi
Policy and Bylaws
VacantMentor: Jo Beckwith
Building and GroundsGeorge Kotsinis
Personnel
Jo BeckwithPersonnel Policy Editor: Anne Linsdau

Board meeting archive, including Board packets, past agendas and meeting minutes:

Board of Trustees’ Policy Manual

Other Board documents: