Board of Library Commissioners

 

James Botts

James Botts

President

2021**
1407 Mackinaw Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

M. Jade VanderVelde

M. Jade VanderVelde

Vice President/Secretary

2019**
330 Greenwich Rd NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Rachel Anderson

Rachel Anderson

2023**
200 College Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

William Baldridge

William Baldridge

2019**
1157 E Chippewa Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Sophia Ward Brewer

Sophia Ward Brewer

2021**
1734 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Kent Sparks

Kent Sparks

2019**
125 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Caralee Witteveen-Lane

Caralee Witteveen-Lane

2019**
1230 Calvin Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

** denotes year term of office expires (December)

 

 

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.