Brooklyn Public Library's Board of Trustees

March 1, 2010

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Malika L. Granville, Marketing & Communications Associate
Brooklyn Public Library
Phone: 718.230.2211


Brooklyn Public Library’s Board of Trustees

(Brooklyn, NY) March 1, 2010 –Brooklyn Public Library's governing body is the Board of Trustees, consisting of 38 members all serving in non-salaried positions.

The Mayor and the Brooklyn Borough President each appoint 11 trustees. Twelve additional members are elected to serve on the board. The Mayor, City Comptroller, Speaker of the City Council and Brooklyn Borough President are ex-officio members of the board. All trustees, except ex-officio members, serve three-year terms.

Meetings of the Board of Trustees are held six times per year on Tuesdays at 5:30pm in the Second Floor Meeting Room, Central Library, unless otherwise noted.

2009-2010 Meeting Dates

September 15, 2009

November 17, 2009

December 15, 2009

February 23, 2010

March 4, 2010 (at Brooklyn Borough Hall)

April 27, 2010

June 15, 2010

Brooklyn Public Library Board of Trustees 2009-2010

Thomas G. Amon, Esq.
Immediate Past Chair

Peter Aschkenasy
Jordan Barowitz
Bonnie Bellamy-Watkins
Dr. Elaine Buckberg
Kwanza R. Butler
Arlety B. Campos
Iris Y. Chiu
Nina Collins
Anthony W. Crowell, Esq.
Joyce Cumberbatch
Laura Ensler
Vice Chair
Jerry E. Garcia
Nicholas A. Gravante, Jr.
Sharon Greenberger
Hon. Ira B. Harkavy
Betty F. Kahn
Miriam Katowitz
Marianna Koval
Gino P. Menchini
Robert C. Miller
Mable W. Robertson
Manuel A. Romero, Esq.
Hon. Alice Fisher Rubin
Sandra Schubert
Danny Simmons
Howard Smith
Christina Tettonis
Dr. Lucille C. Thomas
Antonia Yuille Williams
Albert C. Wiltshire

Ex-Officio Members & Designated Representatives

Hon. Michael R. Bloomberg
Mayor of the City of New York

Hon. Marty Markowitz
President of the Borough of Brooklyn
Represented by Carlo Scissura, Esq.

Hon. Christine C. Quinn
Speaker of the New York City Council
Represented by Marianna Koval

Hon. William C. Thompson, Jr.
Comptroller of the City of New York
Represented by Josh Mazess


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