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Board of Trustees

The YDL Board of Trustees consists of 7 members who are publicly elected by the residents of the library district. They serve 4-year terms.

Top Row: Kristy Cooper, Bethany Kennedy, Theresa Maddix, Kay Williams, Patricia J. Horne McGee
Bottom row: Lisa Hoenig (Library Director), Jean Winborn, Brian Steimel

Jean Winborn


Term ends: December 31, 2024

Kristy Cooper

Vice President

Term ends: December 31, 2022

Theresa Maddix


Term ends: December 31, 2022

Bethany Kennedy


Term ends: December 31, 2022

Brian Steimel


Term ends: December 31, 2024

Kay Williams


Term ends: December 31, 2024

Patricia J. Horne McGee


Term ends: December 31, 2022

Public Meetings

Unless noted otherwise, all meetings will take place at 6:30 pm at the following location:

5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Board Room, Second Floor

The Board Room is wheelchair accessible and an elevator is available to reach the second floor of the library. To request a special accommodation to attend a board meeting, please contact: Lisa Hoenig, Library Director, (734) 482-4110 x1300, at least five business days prior to the meeting.

All interested residents are encouraged to attend. Public participation is welcomed at the beginning of each meeting.

Guidelines for public participation


Members of the public are welcome to share their comments and concerns about library-related issues with members of the Library Board. This policy states the procedures and rules of conduct which will facilitate a fair and orderly expression of public comments.

Open Board Meetings

Meetings of the Ypsilanti District Library are open to the public so citizens may have the benefit of observing Board business. All formal action by the Library Board takes place during public meetings. All meetings are noticed and held in accordance with the “Open Meetings Act.”

General Guidelines

The Library Board meetings follow the order of business presented in the Agenda. Citizens may speak during “Public Participation” as designated on the meeting agenda.

Citizens wishing to speak at a Library Board meeting are encouraged to sign in prior to the start of the meeting. A sign in sheet will be available in the Board Room.

Visitors will be recognized by the Board President and invited to speak no longer than five (5) minutes. Visitors will state their name and address prior to speaking. Comments from speakers must be civil and respectful. Infractions will result in loss of remaining time or expulsion from the meeting by order of the Board President, after one warning.

Board members may question speakers but the Library Board will not enter into a debate or conversation during this portion of the meeting. The Board President will thank the speaker and may refer the issue to the Director for investigation, study and/or recommendation or designate the issue be included as a future agenda item or answer the issue through written communication.

2021 Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:30pm (Annual Meeting)

Virtual Meeting | Meeting notice | Board Packet | Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:30pm

Virtual Meeting | Meeting notice | Board Packet | Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:30pm

Virtual Meeting | Meeting notice (same info as Feb. 24 meeting) | Board Packet | Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 6:30pm

Virtual Meeting | Meeting notice

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:30pm


Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:30pm


Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:30pm


Wednesday, August 25, 2021 6:30pm


Wednesday, September 22, 2021 6:30pm


Wednesday, October 27, 2021 6:30pm


Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:30pm (Third Wednesday)




Board Packet Archive


Wednesday, January 22, 6:30pm | Board Packet |  Minutes 1-23-20

Wednesday, February 26, 6:30pm | Board Packet | Minutes 2-26-20

CANCELLED – Wednesday, March 25, 6:30pm

Wednesday, April 29, 6:30pm | Board Packet | Audit Report | Minutes 4-29-20

Wednesday, May 27, 6:30pm | Meeting Notice | Board PacketMinutes 5-27-20

Wednesday, June 24, 6:30pm |  Meeting NoticeBoard Packet | Minutes 6-24-20

Wednesday, July 22, 6:30pm |  Meeting Notice | Board Packet | Minutes 7-22-20

Wednesday, August 26, 6:30pm​ | Meeting Notice | Board Packet | Minutes 8-26-20

Wednesday, September 23, 6:30pm | Meeting Notice | Board Packet | Minutes 9-23-20

Wednesday, October 28, 6:30pm | Meeting Notice | Board Packet |Minutes 10-28-20

Wednesday, November 18, 6:15pm (Budget Hearing) | Meeting Notice | Budget draft | Budget hearing agenda | Minutes 11-18-20-budget

Wednesday, November 18, 6:30pm (regular Board meeting) | Meeting Notice | Board Packet | Minutes 11-18-20-meeting

Wednesday, December 9, 6:30pm | Meeting Notice | Board Packet | Minutes 12-9-20


Wednesday, January 23, 6:30pm | Board Packet | Minutes-1-23-19

Wednesday, February 27, 6:30pm |Board Packet | Minutes-2-27-19

Wednesday, March 27, 6:30pm | Board Packet |Minutes-3-27-19

Wednesday, April 17, 6:30pm | Board Packet | Minutes-4-17-19

Wednesday, May 22, 6:30pm | Board Packet | Minutes-5-22-19

Wednesday, June 26, 6:30pm |Board Packet |Minutes-6-26-19

Wednesday, July 24, 6:30pm |   Board Packet | Minutes-7-24-19

Wednesday, August 28, 6:30pm | Board Packet |Minutes-8-28-19

Wednesday, September 25, 6:30pm | Board Packet |Minutes-9-25-19

Wednesday, October 23, 6:30pm | Board Packet |Minutes-10-23-19

Wednesday, October 30, 6:30pm (Special Meeting) | No Board Packet |Minutes-10-30-19

Wednesday, November 20, 6:15pm (Budget Hearing)| Agenda |Minutes 11-20-19

Wednesday, November 20, 6:30pm |Board Packet| Minutes 11-20-19

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6:30pm (Special Meeting) | Board Packet |Minutes-12-4-19


Wednesday, January 24, 6:30pm | Board Packet | Minutes-1-24-18

Wednesday, February 28, 6:30pm | Board Packet | Minutes 2-28-18

Wednesday, March 16, 6:30pm (Special Meeting) | No Board Packet | Minutes-3-16-18

Wednesday, March 28, 6:30pm | Board Packet | Minutes 3-28-2018

Wednesday, April 18, 6:30pm| Board Packet | Minutes 4-18-18

Wednesday, May 23, 6:30pm| Board Packet | Minutes 5-23-18

Thursday, May 31, 6:30pm (Special Meeting) | No Board Packet | Minutes 5-31-18

Wednesday, June 27, 6:30pm | Board Packet | Minutes-6-27-18

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30pm | Board Packet| Minutes-7-25-18

Wednesday, August 22, 6:30pm | Board PacketMinutes 8-22-18

Wednesday, September 26, 6:30pm | Board Packet | Minutes-9-26-18

Wednesday, October 24, 6:30pm | Board Packet | Minutes 10-24-18

Wednesday, November 8, 6:30pm (Special Meeting) | Board Packet | Minutes-11-08-18

Wednesday, November 28, 6:30pm | Board Packet | Minutes-11-28-18 

Wednesday, December 12, 6:30pm (Special Meeting) |Board Packet| Minutes-12-12-18

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