The Library Commission has a total of 10 voting members. The membership has the following structure. There are also two non-voting student liaisons.

Number of Members Seat Type Appointed / Elected By Term Years
4 Library Commissioner City Council with Mayor Presiding 3
4 Library Trustee Fletcher Free Library Trustees 3
1 Library Staff Commissioner Fletcher Free Library Staff 1
1 Mayoral Designee Mayor 3


Interested in Serving on the Fletcher Free Library Commission?

The Fletcher Free Library Commission is an advisory group composed of twelve community and student members that supports the library’s mission of informing, enriching and nurturing a diverse community of lifelong learners.  As a Commission, we have the opportunity to provide feedback and support for a wide-range of programs to help make the library a vibrant hub of learning and community-building for Burlington. The Commission currently has an opening for a trustee member who resides in Chittenden County to serve a three-year term.  We are seeking applicants who have skills and interests in social services and/or anti-racism and equity.  The Commission meets every other month for approximately 75 minutes, with other meetings and events scheduled as needed. Please contact by Friday, November 6. 

The Commission includes:

Members Seat Term Start Term End
Hemant Ghising Library Commissioner 07/01/2019 06/30/2022
Patrick Halladay Library Commissioner  07/01/2018 06/30/2021
Molly Loomis Library Commissioner 07/01/2018 06/30/2021
Amy Mellencamp Library Commissioner  12/01/2017 06/30/2021
Chol Dhoor Library Trustee 07/01/2019 06/30/2022
Cate MacLachlan Library Trustee 07/01/2020 06/30/2023
Mona Tolba Library Trustee 07/01/2019 06/30/2022
Megan Butterfield Library Staff Commissioner 07/01/2020 06/30/2021
Jessica Nordhaus Mayoral Designee 03/01/2018 03/01/2021
Emilia Bloch Student Liaison 03/01/2019 03/01/2020
Ariel Felcan Student Liaison 03/01/2019 03/01/2020


The Library Commission meets on Wednesday mornings. Contact for Zoom meeting info.

Next meetings:

Nov 18, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Fletcher Free Library Commission Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: 505722

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +13017158592,,86096164791#,,,,,,0#,,505722#  or +13126266799,,86096164791#,,,,,,0#,,505722#

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833

Webinar ID: 860 9616 4791

Passcode: 505722

    International numbers available:


Burlington Code of Ordinances

Chapter 21, Article 1, Paragraph 43 (Fletcher Free Library)


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