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


The Commission includes:

Members Seat Term Start Term End
Sally Blanchard-O'Brien Library Commissioner 09/13/2021 06/30/2025
Emily Copeland Library Commissioner  07/01/2021 06/30/2024
Patrick Halladay Library Commissioner 07/01/2021 06/30/2024
Amy Mellencamp Library Commissioner  07/01/2021 06/30/2024
Allie Cashell Library Trustee 01/27/2021 06/30/2024
Chol Dhoor Library Trustee 07/01/2019 06/30/2025
Cate MacLachlan Library Trustee 07/01/2020 06/30/2023
Mona Tolba Library Trustee 07/01/2019 06/30/2025
Nora Kane Library Staff Commissioner 07/01/2022 06/30/2023
Jessica Nordhaus Mayoral Designee 03/01/2018 03/01/2024
Laura Zhou-Hackett Student Liaison 07/01/2021 06/30/2023
Ailsa Oneil-Dunne Student Liaison 07/01/2021 06/30/2023


The Library Commission meets on Wednesday mornings. The public is invited to attend.

Next meetings:

The next meeting will be held in the Main Reading Room of the Library on Wednesday, May 17, at 7:45 am.


Burlington Code of Ordinances

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