Trustees

2016 Trustees

From left to right, standing: Lisa Downing (Assistant Director), Katy E. Wight, Russell Carrier, Elizabeth Sheirer, Joseph Twarog; sitting: Elaine M. Reall, Marjorie Hess, Scott Morin, Janet Moulding (Director).

The Forbes Library is governed by an elected board of trustees, as stipulated in the will of Charles E. Forbes. Trustees serve in a volunteer capacity. They are elected for a four-year term beginning the first Monday in January after the November municipal election, and may be re-elected.

Each year the Trustees honor a community member with the Trustees Award.

Meetings

Trustees’ meetings are open to the public and the Trustees follow the Commonwealth’s Open Meeting Law (M.G.L. c. 30A, §§ 18-25). Meetings are usually, but not always, held on the third Thursday of each month, at 4:00 PM in the Watson Room on the mezzanine of the Library. Check the events calendar for the current schedule.

News

Forbes Trustees issued a press release on June 1, 2016 about ongoing negotiations with the city regarding library governance dispute: Forbes Seeks Status Quo.

Board Members

The current Trustees are:

To contact an individual Trustee, click the arrow next to their name. Alternatively, all of the Trustees may be reached c/o the Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton MA 01060.

Annual Reports (PDF files)

Additional Annual Reports can be seen at the Library.