Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL). It is comprised of volunteers representing all areas of our county. Trustees come to their volunteer roles with a range of experiences and backgrounds, and a strong desire to ensure the long-term vitality of our public libraries. 

The Board of Trustees meets at Library Headquarters or other library locations on the third Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m., except during July and August. See the full schedule of dates, times, and locations here.

All meetings are open to the public, but may be temporarily closed as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act. Special meetings of the Board of Trustees or its Executive Committee may be called as needed at the discretion of the Board's officers and may also be closed to the public in accordance with the Act. Notice to the public about these meetings is provided here, as well as posted with an agenda at Library Headquarters.  

A Diversity Advisory Board was created in December, 2013 by the Board of Trustees. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, please contact Terry Bowen at 410-222-7371.

Board of Trustee meeting agendas and minutes.

AACPL Board of Trustees Bylaws

Contact the Board of Trustees

 

Board of Trustees

(click on name or photo to read bio)

Executive Committee (Officers, Directors, and Past President)

Officers

Mr. William J. Colquhoun
Mr. William J. Colquhoun

Chairman
Ms. Joyce C. Miller
Ms. Joyce C. Miller

1st Vice Chairman
Mr. William A. Shorter, Jr.
Mr. William A. Shorter, Jr.

2nd Vice Chairman  
Ms. Barbara D. Maxwell
Ms. Barbara D. Maxwell

Secretary
Ms. Deirdre Anne Hendrick
Ms. Deirdre Anne Hendrick

Treasurer
Kevin J. Best, Esq., Counsel
Kevin J. Best, Esq.

Counsel
Directors Past President
Ms. Penny Evans
Ms. Penny Evans

 
Mr. Keith A. Seay
Mr. Keith A. Seay

 
Ms. Simmona Simmons
Ms. Simmona Simmons

 

                 

Ms. Joan C. Beck
Ms. Joan C. Beck

 

 

Members

Leslie A. Anderson
Ms. Leslie A. Anderson

 
Ms. Tonya E. Baroudi
Ms. Tonya E. Baroudi

 
Catherine Belcher
Ms. Catherine Belcher

 
Mr. Joseph E. Bles
Mr. Joseph E. Bles

 
Mr. James R. Estepp
Mr. James R. Estepp
 
Mr. James Harle Secretary
Mr. James Harle

 
Mr. Bert L. Rice
Mr. Bert L. Rice

 
Mr. Donald E. Roland Treasurer
Mr. Donald E. Roland

 
J. Robert Sapp III., Ed.D.
J. Robert Sapp III, Ed.D.

 
Ms. Jacqueline R. Seamon
Ms. Jacqueline R. Seamon

 
Ms. JanElaine Smith
Ms. JanElaine Smith

 
Ms. Sandra L. Solomon
Ms. Sandra L. Solomon

 
Mr. Gerald P. Starr
Mr. Gerald P. Starr

 
Ms. Ellan Thorson
Fred Stielow, Ph.D.