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Library Board

The Library Board Members for 2019-2022 are:

Steven Cooke.

Steven Cooke, Chair

Steven grew up and currently lives with his wife, Sarah, and their three daughters in Bowmanville. Previously Steven was the elected Clarington Ward 1 councillor and the former Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board trustee. Steven has been on the political staff of both federal and provincial Conservative cabinet ministers, including the late Hon. Jim Flaherty.

 

Terri Gray.

Terri Gray, Vice Chair

Terri Gray was born and raised in the Clarington Community. She has lived in Bowmanville with her family for the past 21 years.

Terri has a Masters of Social Work through the University of Toronto. She has over thirty years of applied knowledge and experience in delivering, managing and leading social and community services. For the past 6 years, she have been the Executive Director of Community Living Oshawa Clarington (CLOC). Through her years of experience, she has gained a true appreciation and understanding of community development and utilizing broader community resources and overcome larger social/economic issues. She believes that through community action and development we can utilize the many strengths and resources within our community. The community itself has the capacity to effect the changes necessary for a healthy society.

 

Judy Hagerman.

Judy Hagerman

Judy Hagerman grew up in Bowmanville and in 1995 returned with her family. She is a retired secondary school teacher and has been a member of the Bowmanville Business and Professional Women's Club since 1971. Judy is the Library Board Vice Chair and has been a member of the Clarington Public Library Board since 2003.

 

Chris Hinbest.

Chris Hinbest

Chris Hinbest has lived with his family in Bowmanville since 2002 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He has a strong interest in community engagement, education, and the role public libraries have in providing educational programs and services for local youth.

This will be Chris’ first term on the Public Library Board and appreciates this opportunity to support the Clarington Public Library and all the programs they offer.

 

Councillor Ron Hooper.

Councillor Ron Hooper, Ward 2

Local Councillor Ron Hooper is a lifelong resident of Bowmanville and is the Local Councillor for Ward 2. He is one of the first graduates of Durham College's Marketing programs. He is President of Hooper's Jewellers (a family operated business since 1945) and the former Chair of the Historic Downtown Bowmanville and served on its Board of Management for almost 20 years. Ron is also a Founding Member and Past President of the Clarington Board of Trade.

 

Donald McKenzie.

Donald McKenzie

Donald graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Library Science degree and has assumed professional, managerial and executive positions in various public and special libraries - in Ontario and Quebec - providing direct public and information services and, ultimately, working in labour relations accredited by the Human Resources Professional Association.

Donald sought appointment to the Library Board as a means of contributing to the ongoing development of services in Clarington.

 

 

Regional Councillor Joe Neal.

Regional Councillor Joe Neal, Wards 1 & 2

Regional Councillor Joe Neal has lived in Courtice since 1990 and is the Regional Councillor of Wards 1 & 2. Joe was raised in Oshawa, one of seven brothers. He is a married father of three children, two presently attending university and 1 in high school.

 

Marina Ross.

Marina Ross

Marina Ross has lived in Clarington for her entire life. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Queen's University and a Master of Information Science from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in Library and Information Science, as well as Archives and Records Management. Marina is involved in the community and serves on several other boards and committees. She loves spending time with her family, being active, and reading a good book.

 

Kat Warren.

Katharine Warren

Katharine Warren has been a resident of Bowmanville for the past 9 years, she lives here with her husband and two young daughters.  She has a Bachelor of Education (University of Windsor) and an undergraduate degree in History and Anthropology (University of Toronto). She has served on the Clarington Museum and Archives board and the Clarington Heritage Committee since 2015 and is a member of the Lakeridge Health Advisory committee. She also joined the Jury Lands Foundation Board after working at the Clarington Museum and Archives as the Interim Executive Director from December 2017 until October 2018. 

 

Linda Kent.

Library Director and Secretary-Treasurer: Linda Kent
(Photo credit: Clarington This Week)

 

About the Clarington Public Library Board

The Clarington Public Library Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except July and August) at 5:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

You can contact the Board by writing, phoning, faxing or emailing the Manager of Business Administration.

Clarington Public Library Board
163 Church Street
Bowmanville, ON L1C 1T7
Phone: 905-623-7322 x2701 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday)
Fax: 905-623-8608

 

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Library Board Minutes