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 May 16, 2023

Term Expires
picture of George KotsinisGeorge Kotsinis, President
Board President Contact Form
May 2027
Picture of Celeste FloresCeleste Flores, Vice President
Board Vice President Contact Form
May 2027
picture of Jo BeckwithJo Beckwith, Secretary
Board Secretary Contact Form
May 2025
picture of Andrea Farr CapizziAndrea Farr Capizzi, Treasurer
Board Treasurer Contact Form
May 2025
picture of Katherine ArnoldKatherine Arnold, Trustee
Board Member Contact Form
May 2025
picture of Wendy HamiltonWendy Hamilton, Trustee
Board Member Contact Form
May 2027
Picture of Bonnie SuttonBonnie Sutton, Trustee
Board Member Contact Form
May 2027

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 2022-23 fiscal year:

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022 (Public Hearing starts at 6:45 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2023
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023

The following is a schedule of the Board’s Committee of the Whole meeting dates for the 2022-23 fiscal year:

  • NO Meeting July 2022
  • Thursday, August 4, 2022 (note change of date)
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2022
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2023 CANCELLED
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2023
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2023
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Committee of the Whole: Chairpersons May 16, 2023

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:
Standing CommitteeChairperson
Andrea Farr Capizzi
Katherine Arnold
Building & GroundsBonnie Sutton
General & Personnel
George Kotsinis

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

Board of Trustees’ Policy Manual

Other Board documents: