Trustee Vacancy

The Avon Lake Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a dedicated member of the community to serve a 7-year term, 2021 through December 2027.  Interested persons are invited to fill out the online application and submit it to the Library no later than Friday, November 6, 2020.

The Board of Library Trustees meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month (currently via Zoom); in addition, there may be occasional committee work.  A genuine interest in the Library and a willingness to devote the necessary time are important factors in selection.

For questions regarding this trustee position, please contact William Rutger, Library Director, at or 440.933.8128.


  • Comprised of seven (7) trustees.  Trustees are appointed to terms of seven (7) years and may serve a maximum of two (2) terms, not to exceed 14 years, as per the Board’s by-laws.  Appointments are staggered, i.e., one 7-year term ends on December 31 of each year.
  • The Library Board exists as per the provisions of Chapter 3375.15 of the Ohio Revised Code.
  • The Board has three primary responsibilities:  1) policymaking/policy approval; 2) fiscal oversight; 3) hiring and termination of the library director and fiscal officer.  The Board also decides on Library ballot issues.
  • Powers of the Board are vested in it as a board, none at all in the individual members.