Board of Trustees

The Westport Library Association is incorporated under the laws of Connecticut for the purpose of maintaining a public library. The library is administered by the Executive Director in accordance with policies established by the Board of Trustees. At present, there are 20 members of the Board, half of whom are appointed by the Representative Town Meeting and half of whom are appointed by the Board itself.

The Westport Library Board and Westport’s Representative Town Meeting are currently seeking candidates to fill vacancies on the Library Board of Trustees. Click here to learn more.

Role of Trustees

  1. Believe in and be an active advocate for the mission and vision of the library including the proposed major Library Transformation Project.
  2. Adhere to a high standard of ethical conduct.
  3. Contribute to the effective operation of the Board.
  4. Regularly attend Board and committee meetings and actively engage in those meetings.
  5. Attend Library programs and fund-raising events.
  1. Identify and cultivate relationships to support the library.
  2. Contribute personal and professional expertise for the benefit of the library.
  3. Financially contribute to the library and assist in all fund-raising efforts.
  4. Avoid conflicts of interest and keep the Board apprised of any conflicts, whether they are real or perceived.
  5. Self-evaluate performance and step down if unable to fulfill expectations.

2023-2024 Board Members

Pat Wieser
Interim President
Melissa Banks
Scott Bennewitz
Chair, Finance Committee
Andrea Berkley
Co-Chair, Development Committee
Krishna Patel
Co-Chair, Development Committee
Sheila Ward
Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee
Peter Zakowich
Anna Alemani
Dave Briggs
Robert Boroujerdi
Ben Chan
Randy Herbertson
Celeste LaCroix
Jay Norris
Stefano Pacifico
Jeremy Price
Martina Sze
Mark Silverstein
Andrew Wilk

Meeting Minutes

Click a date below to download a PDF of the meeting minutes.
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