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Become a Library Board Trustee

Do You...

  • Care passionately about learning and literacy?
  • Believe in the value of libraries and museums?
  • Are community-minded and want to set the direction for library and museum services?
  • Want to serve and participate in service evolution?

The Library Board

  • Is provincially legislated and ensures adherence to the Public Libraries Act
  • Governs the Library, Museum & Archives
  • Establishes the Strategic Vision and priorities for the organization
  • Establishes and maintains fiscal responsibility for the organization
  • Advocates and champions learning and literacy in the community

Time Commitment

  • Board members are appointed for a 4 year term concurrent with Municipal Council
  • The Board meets a minimum of 7 times per year

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Library Board, 2019-2022

The Library Board Members for 2019-2022 are:

Steven Cooke.

Steven Cooke, Chair

Steven grew up and currently lives with his wife, Sarah, and their three daughters in Bowmanville. Previously Steven was the elected Clarington Ward 1 councillor and the former Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board trustee. Steven has been on the political staff of both federal and provincial Conservative cabinet ministers, including the late Hon. Jim Flaherty.


Judy Hagerman.

Judy Hagerman, Vice-Chair

Judy Hagerman grew up in Bowmanville and in 1995 returned with her family. She is a retired secondary school teacher and has been a member of the Bowmanville Business and Professional Women's Club since 1971. Judy has been a member of the Clarington Public Library Board since 2003.


Nancy Brandon.

Nancy Brandon

Nancy has lived in Clarington for the past six years.  She is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) as accredited by the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPA). Nancy is a lifelong patron of public libraries, she sought appointment to the Library Board to support the evolution of Clarington’s library services amidst substantial community growth.


Chris Hinbest.

Chris Hinbest

Chris Hinbest has lived with his family in Bowmanville since 2002 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He has a strong interest in community engagement, education, and the role public libraries have in providing educational programs and services for local youth.

This will be Chris’ first term on the Public Library Board and appreciates this opportunity to support the Clarington Public Library and all the programs they offer.


Councillor Ron Hooper.

Councillor Ron Hooper, Ward 2

Local Councillor Ron Hooper is a lifelong resident of Bowmanville and is the Local Councillor for Ward 2. He is one of the first graduates of Durham College's Marketing programs. He is President of Hooper's Jewellers (a family operated business since 1945) and the former Chair of the Historic Downtown Bowmanville and served on its Board of Management for almost 20 years. Ron is also a Founding Member and Past President of the Clarington Board of Trade.


Donald McKenzie.

Donald McKenzie

Donald graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Library Science degree and has assumed professional, managerial and executive positions in various public and special libraries - in Ontario and Quebec - providing direct public and information services and, ultimately, working in labour relations accredited by the Human Resources Professional Association.

Donald sought appointment to the Library Board as a means of contributing to the ongoing development of services in Clarington.



Regional Councillor Joe Neal.

Regional Councillor Joe Neal, Wards 1 & 2

Regional Councillor Joe Neal has lived in Courtice since 1990 and is the Regional Councillor of Wards 1 & 2. Joe was raised in Oshawa, one of seven brothers. He is a married father of three children, two presently attending university and 1 in high school.


Marina Ross.

Marina Ross

Marina Ross has lived in Clarington for her entire life. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Queen's University and a Master of Information Science from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in Library and Information Science, as well as Archives and Records Management. Marina is involved in the community and serves on several other boards and committees. She loves spending time with her family, being active, and reading a good book.


Kat Warren.

Katharine Warren

Katharine Warren has been a resident of Bowmanville for the past 9 years, she lives here with her husband and two young daughters.  She has a Bachelor of Education (University of Windsor) and an undergraduate degree in History and Anthropology (University of Toronto). She has served on the Clarington Museum and Archives board and the Clarington Heritage Committee since 2015 and is a member of the Lakeridge Health Advisory committee. She also joined the Jury Lands Foundation Board after working at the Clarington Museum and Archives as the Interim Executive Director from December 2017 until October 2018. 


Monika Machacek.

CEO, Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives, and Secretary-Treasurer: Monika Machacek


​About the Clarington Public Library Board


Upcoming Library Board meetings will be held virtually. Please contact Megan Elliott at or 905-623-7322 ext. 2701 about how to participate.

The Clarington Public Library Board meets on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

Meetings in 2022 are as follows:

  • February 24th
  • March 24th
  • April 28th
  • July 28th
  • September 22nd
  • October 27th
  • November 24th


You can contact the Board by writing, phoning, faxing or emailing the Manager of Business Administration.

Clarington Public Library Board
163 Church Street
Bowmanville, ON L1C 1T7
Phone: 905-623-7322 x2701 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday)
Fax: 905-623-8608


Library Board Policies and Documents


Library Board Minutes