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Boston Public Library Board of Trustees

Is responsible for the general administration of the Library and the representation of its interests and needs.

The City of Boston has a variety of boards and commissions. Each work with internal departments and the public to serve the City.

Each board or commission has a specific number of members. Members go through an application process to ensure they have the expertise and passion for serving. Active members may become holdovers if their official term is up, but there is no new applicant to take their place.

Serving on a board or commission is one of the most impactful ways Bostonians can become active in their community. Read our guide if you are interested in applying.

Board information

Current members

Member Appointed Expires Status
John Hailer 5/13/2022 5/1/2027 Active
Evelyn Arana-Ortiz 5/13/2022 5/1/2027 Active
Zamawa Arenas 5/1/2017 5/1/2022 Holdover
Cheryl Cronin 7/13/2020 5/1/2025 Active
Ben Bradlee Jr. 5/7/2018 5/1/2023 Active
Priscilla Douglas 5/6/2019 5/1/2024 Active
Linda Dorcena Forry 5/7/2018 5/1/2023 Active
Jabari Asim 5/7/2018 5/1/2023 Active
Jeffrey Hawkins 6/6/2019 5/1/2024 Active
Chynah Tyler 5/6/2019 5/1/2024 Active
Joseph Berman 1/25/2021 5/1/2025 Active
Senator Michael Rush 1/25/2021 5/1/2025 Active
Navjeet Bal 1/25/2021 5/1/2025 Active
Christian Westra 1/25/2021 5/1/2025 Active
Jose C. Masso III 5/13/2022 5/1/2026 Active
Lynn Perry Wooten 5/13/2022 5/1/2027 Active
Porsha Olayiwola 9/22/2023 5/1/2028 Active
James E. Canales 9/22/2023 5/1/2023 Active
Raymond Liu 9/22/2023 5/1/2028 Active
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