Board of Trustees

About the Board

Library Trustees are appointed by elected officials to set library policies, adopt official budget recommendations, and develop long range plans for library development. Residents are welcome to share ideas with Library Trustees and to attend monthly Library Board meetings.

The Board of Trustees of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library usually meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 3:00 pm.  

Board Meeting Dates and Minutes

Board Meeting Handouts

Library Board Committees

Budget/Finance Committee

  • Tony Townsend, Chair
  • Aleta Childs
  • Wendy Wheaton Craig
  • James West
  • Lisa Woolfork
  • Staff: Lindsay Ideson, AJ Mosley, David Plunkett
Meets as needed

Technology Committee

  • Wendy Wheaton Craig, Chair
  • Michael Powers
  • James West
  • Staff: Kayla Payne, Sara Elizabeth, Stella Pool, David Plunkett
Meets as needed

5-Year Plan Committee

  • Lisa Woolfork, Chair
  • Meredith Cole
  • Tony Townsend
  • Staff: Meredith Dickens, Krista Farrell, Susan Huffman, Kayla Payne, David Plunkett, Stella Pool, Evan Stankovics
  • Friends of the Library: Proal Heartwell
Meets as needed

Policy Committee

  • Michael Powers, Chair
  • Kathy Johnson Harris
  • Tony Townsend
  • Staff: Krista Farrell, David Plunkett, Ginny Reese, Camille Thompson
Meets before the Board meeting usually every other month

Personnel Committee

  • Kathy Johnson Harris, Chair
  • Aleta Childs
  • Meredith Cole
  • Staff: Krista Farrell, David Plunkett, Chris Smith
Meets as needed

Liaison to Friends Advocacy Committee

Wendy Wheaton Craig

Recent Committee Meetings

- Policy Committee Meeting, April 2022 (Virtual & Northside Library )
Agenda | Video
- Board 5 Year Plan Committee Meeting, May 2022 (Virtual & Northside Library )
Agenda | Video

Board of Trustees Meeting Handouts and Monthly Statistics

Tony Townsend
434.484.2231
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Trustee for Albemarle County
Tony Townsend
3352 Rowcross St
Crozet, VA 22932

Term: (12/3/20 - 6/30/23) (P)
Thomas Unsworth
434.282.5941
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Trustee for Albemarle County (President)
Thomas Unsworth
PO Box 1632
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Term: (7/1/19 - 6/30/23) (1)
Michael Powers
434.977.0202
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Trustee for Albemarle County
Michael Powers
138 Fontana Ct Charlottesville, VA 22911
Term: (7/1/20-6/30/24) (1)
Lisa Woolfork
434.295.4828
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Trustee for Charlottesville City
Lisa Woolfork
104 Village Court
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Term: (9/1/18 - 8/31/22) (1)
Meredith Cole
434.465.9868
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Trustee for Charlottesville City
Meredith Cole
621 St. Charles Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22902
Term: (9/1/2021 - 8/31/2025) (P)
Kathy Johnson Harris
434-977-6371
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Trustee for Charlottesville City
Kathy Johnson Harris
902 Raymond Road Charlottesville, VA 22902
Term: (9/1/16 - 8/31/24) (2)
James West
434.985.7427
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Trustee for Greene County
James West
210 Goose Pond Road
Stanardsville, VA 22973

Term: (7/11/18 - 6/30/22) (1)
Aleta Childs
540-272-8202
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Trustee for Nelson County
Aleta Childs
400 Dogwood Ln
Nellysford, VA 22958

Term: (7/1/21-6/30/24) (P)
Wendy Wheaton Craig
540.832.2198
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Trustee for Louisa County (Vice-President)
Wendy Wheaton Craig
2906 Doctors Road
Louisa, VA 23093

Term: (7/1/19-6/30/23) (2)