Board of Library Commissioners

James Botts

James Botts

President

1407 Mackinaw Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

M. Jade VanderVelde

M. Jade VanderVelde

Vice President/Secretary

330 Greenwich Rd NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Rachel Anderson

Rachel Anderson

200 College Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

William Baldridge

William Baldridge

1157 E Chippewa Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Sophia Ward Brewer

Sophia Ward Brewer

1734 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Caralee Witteveen-Lane

Caralee Witteveen-Lane

1230 Calvin Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Kent Sparks

Kent Sparks

The Grand Rapids Public Library is governed by a publicly elected Board of Library Commissioners.

Board meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm at the Main Library, 111 Library St NE, in the Board Room on Level 5, unless otherwise specified (*). All regular meetings are open to the public and public comment is welcome when the meeting begins, and again when the meeting concludes. You can see the current agenda here or the meeting minutes below.

You can contact the board members directly here.