GCPL Board

Library Board

meet the members

Seven Library Board members serve seven-year terms that expire on June 30. Terms are staggered with one term expiring each year. Four Library Board members are appointed by the County Commissioners and three are appointed by the Common Pleas Court Judges. Once appointed, the Library Board is a body politic and political subdivision of the State of Ohio with autonomous responsibility for library operations.

Jake Yanchar

Jake Yanchar

President

Hambden
Appointed by: Judges
Term Expires: 2023

Kathryn Pitrone

Kathryn Pitrone

Vice President

Hambden
Appointed by: Judges
Term Expires: 2025

Paul Newman

Paul Newman

Secretary

Hambden
Appointed by: Judges
Term Expires: 2027

Kristen Brickman

Kristen Brickman

Trustee

Chardon
Appointed by: Commissioners
Term Expires: 2028

Karen Delano

Karen Delano

Trustee

Bainbridge
Appointed by: Commissioners
Expires on: 2022

Joshua Hutchinson

Joshua Hutchinson

Trustee

Bainbridge
Appointed by: Commissioners
Term Expires: 2024

Larry Pitorak

Larry Pitorak

Trustee

Middlefield
Appointed by: Commissioners
Term Expires: 2026

GCPL Board Meetings

The Geauga County Public Library meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at 4:00 P.M.

2022 Meetings

  • Tuesday, January 11 Personnel Committee Meeting
  • Tuesday, January 18 Bainbridge Branch (Organizational & Regular Meeting)
  • Thursday, February 10 Administrative Center Combined Facilities and Finance committee meeting – 9 a.m., 
  • Tuesday, February 15 Administrative Center
  • Tuesday, March 15 Chardon Branch
  • Tuesday, April 19 Geauga West Branch
  • Wednesday May 11th Personnel Committee Meeting Administrative Center -10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 17 Middlefield Branch
  • Tuesday May 31st Administrative Center Finance Committee meeting  -3:30pm
  • Tuesday, June 21 Thompson Branch (Tax Budget Hearing & Regular Meeting)
  • Thursday, July 7th Administrative Center Combined Personnel and Facilities committee meeting  -11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 19 Bainbridge Branch
  • Tuesday,  August 16 County Appraisal Office, 231 Main Street, Chardon – Budget Hearing – 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 16 Chardon Branch Link to Board Meeting.
  • Tuesday, September 20 Geauga West Branch
  • Tuesday, October 18 Middlefield Branch
  • Tuesday, November 15 Thompson Branch (Records Commission & Regular Meeting)
  • Tuesday, December 20 Administrative Center

2021 Meetings

  • Tuesday, January 19 – Administrative Center (Org. & Regular Meeting)
  • Tuesday, February 16 – Virtual Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 16 – Virtual Meeting
  • Monday, March 29 – Personnel Committee Meeting – 8 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 7 – Personnel Committee Meeting – 8 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 20 – Virtual Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 18 – Virtual Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 26 – Personnel Committee Meeting – 7:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 8, 4 p.m. – Personnel Committee meeting, Administrative Center
  • Tuesday, June 15 – Thompson Branch – Budget Hearing followed by Regular meeting
  • Tuesday, July 21 – Bainbridge Branch
  • Tuesday, August 10 – Bainbridge – Special Board meeting to discuss Capital Building Projects – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 12 – Administrative Center – Personnel Committee Meeting – 2 p.m.
  • Monday, August 16 – County Appraisal Office, 231 Main Street, Chardon – Budget Hearing – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 17 – Chardon Branch – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 26 – Administrative Center – Special Board meeting – 2022 budget and budget hearing – 8:00 a.m. (Cancelled – Lack of a quorum)
  • Friday, August 27 – Appraisal Office 231 Main Street, Chardon – Budget Hearing – 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 21 – Geauga West Branch
  • Tuesday, October 5 – Administrative Center– Personnel and Ad Hoc Facilities committee meetings – 8:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 19 – Middlefield Branch – October meeting video posted above.
  • Tuesday, November 16 – Thompson Branch (Records Commission & Regular Meeting) 
  • Tuesday, November 19 – Bainbridge Library – Director Candidate Meet & Greet, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021 – Administrative Center – Special Meeting (Executive Session to discuss employment of a public employee) – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021 – Administrative Center – Finance Committee Meeting – 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021 – Administrative Center 

2020 Meetings

  • Tuesday, January 21 – Administrative Center (Organizational & Regular Meeting)
  • Tuesday, February – 18 Administrative Center
  • Wednesday, March 4 – Administrative Center (Ad Hoc Facilities Committee Meeting) 8 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 14 – Emergency Board Meeting to Discuss Library Closings Due to Coronavirus – 9 a.m. – Administrative Center
  • Tuesday, March 17 – Administrative Center (New Location)
  • Tuesday, April 21 – On-line 
  • Friday, May 1 – Special Meeting 
  • Tuesday, May 19 – On-line 
  • Wednesday, June 10 – On-line (Finance Committee Meeting)
  • Tuesday, June 23 – On-line 
  • Monday, June 29 – On-line (Special Board Meeting to discuss shelving for Bainbridge)
  • Tuesday, July 21 – On-line 
  • Tuesday, August 18 – On-line 
  • Tuesday, September – 15 – On-line 
  • Wednesday, September 24 – On-line (Ad Hoc Facilities Committee Meeting)
  • Monday, September 28 – On-line (Special Board Meeting)
  • Friday, October 16 – On-line (Personnel Committee Meeting)
  • Tuesday, October 20 – On-line (Executive session 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.).
  • Friday, October 23 – On-line (Special Board Meeting to consider discipline of public employee)
  • Wednesday, October 28 – On-line (Personnel Committee Meeting)
  • Friday, November 6 – On-line (Special Board meeting to review a construction proposal at Bainbridge)
  • Wednesday, November 11 – On-line (Personnel Committee Meeting)
    Tuesday, November 17 – On-line (Records Commission & Regular Meeting)
  • Friday, December 4, – On-line Finance Committee Meeting – 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 15 – On-line Personnel Committee meeting – 8:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 15 – On-line

GCPL Board Meeting Minutes

2022 Meeting minutes

 

 

2021 Meeting minutes