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EPL Board of Trustees
The Edmonton Public Library Board consists of 10 Trustees, one of whom is a member of City Council. Trustees are appointed annually by City Council to a maximum of six years.
If you have any questions related to Board activities, recruitment or any other matter, please contact the Board Secretary, Lisette Lalchan.
Contact Board Secretary
Lisette Lalchan
Phone: 780-496-7051
Fax: 780-496-7097
Email: Lisette.Lalchan@EPL.CA
Meet the EPL Board
Board Responsibilities
Board Policies
Board Meetings, Agendas & Minutes
Centennial Library Board Meeting Room, 1967
Meet the EPL Board
Kenna Houncaren
Chair, EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: May 1, 2017
Rosalie Russnak
Vice Chair, EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: June 1, 2020
Aaida Peerani
EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: May 1, 2017
James Crossman
EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: May 1, 2019
Sandra Marin
EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: May 1, 2019
Councillor Andrew Knack
EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: January 1, 2020
Tina Faiz
EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: June 1, 2020
Janet Hancock
EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: June 1, 2020
Chad Schulz
EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: June 1, 2020
Raman Deol
EPL Board of Trustees. Appointed: May 1, 2021
Board Responsibilities
Our Board governs the Edmonton Public Library (EPL), advocates for support and raises awareness of our services and initiatives. Board members are our community leaders and they ensure EPL is always improving, thinking about our future and how to best serve the citizens of Edmonton.
The Board has full governing powers over the Library. Its status and powers come from the Alberta Libraries Act.
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Governance & Nomination Committee
  • James Crossman (Chair)
  • Aaida Peerani
  • Rosalie Russnak
  • Janet Hancock
  • Andrew Knack, City Council Representative
  • Kenna Houncaren (Ex-Officio)
Finance & Audit Committee
HR & CEO Performance Management Committee
  • Sandra Marin (Chair)
  • Aaida Peerani
  • Tina Faiz
  • Chad Schulz
  • Janet Hancock
  • Kenna Houncaren (Ex-Officio)
Board Policies
Board Governance
Fees and Finance
Foundation of Service
Fund Development
Human Resources
Library Collections
Library Resources
Workplace Safety
Board Meetings
Generally, the Board meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Meetings take place at the Stanley A. Milner Library, but also at branches across the city.
Board Meetings are public, but if a confidential matter needs to be discussed, portions of the meeting may be in private. Agendas can be found under Agendas & Minutes.
The Board Chair guides the meeting agendas and approves items submitted for consideration by trustees and staff.
Get Involved
Edmontonians may request to speak to the EPL board on a specific agenda item. Please submit written notice to the Board Secretary of intent to speak by 12 p.m. one business day prior to the meeting. In addition, individuals may request to place an item on an upcoming agenda. If so, please submit written notice and detailed information on the presentation topic to the Board Secretary at least five business days prior to the meeting. For more information on meetings, please see our Public Presentations at EPL Board Meeting Policy.
Agendas & Minutes
If you are interested in older minutes, please contact Administration at 780-496-7051.
2021 Agenda & Minutes
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2013 Meeting Minutes
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