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 26, 2021

Term Expires
picture of Jo BeckwithJo Beckwith, President
Board President Contact Form
May 2025
picture of George KotsinisGeorge Kotsinis, Vice President
Board Vice President Contact Form
May 2023
Picture of Bonnie SuttonBonnie Sutton, Secretary
Board Secretary Contact Form
April 2023
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
puzzle pieceVacantApril 2023
picture of Anne Linsdau-HoeppnerAnne Linsdau-Hoeppner, Trustee
Board Member Contact Form
April 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 2021-22 fiscal year:

  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (Public Hearing starts at 6:45 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022
  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The following is a schedule of the Board’s Committee of the Whole meeting dates for the 2021-22 fiscal year:

  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021  CANCELED
  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021
  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021
  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021
  • Tuesday, January 4, 2022
  • Tuesday, February 1, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022
  • Tuesday, May 3 2022
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Committee of the Whole :Chairpersons May 18, 2021

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:
Andrea Farr Capizzi
Katherine Arnold
Building & GroundsGeorge Kotsinis
General & Personnel
Jo Beckwith

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

Board of Trustees’ Policy Manual

Other Board documents: