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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, 2020

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, 2020

Kay Williams


Term ends: December 31, 2020

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.

2020 Meeting Schedule

Fourth Wednesday of the month in the YDL-Whittaker Board room with exceptions as noted. No meeting in December.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:30pm (Annual Meeting)

YDL-Whittaker Board Room | Board Packet |  Minutes

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:30pm

YDL-Whittaker Board Room | Board Packet | Minutes

(CANCELLED) Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:30pm

YDL-Whittaker Board Room |

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:30pm (Fifth Wednesday)

YDL-Whittaker virtual Meeting | Board Packet | Audit Report | Minutes

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:30pm

YDL-Whittaker Virtual Meeting | Meeting Notice | Board Packet

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:30pm

YDL-Whittaker Board Room |

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 6:30pm

***YDL-Michigan |

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6:30pm

YDL-Whittaker Board Room |

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:30pm

YDL-Whittaker Board Room |

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:30pm

YDL-Whittaker Board Room |

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:30pm (Third Wednesday)

YDL-Whittaker Board Room |

Board Packet Archive


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