Summit County Board of Trustees

The Library is a county department which abides by State library laws. The seven member Board of Trustees (BOT) is appointed by the Summit County Commissioners. The members are selected to represent the geographic area of the county and serve for a 5-year term without financial compensation. The BOT governs the library, establishes policies, and employs a library director to carry out the policies and manage the library.

View the 2018 strategic plan here.

The BOT meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month, usually at the County Commons. Meetings are open to everyone, please come by or email us at with comments or concerns.

Carol Cannon
Pending County Commissioners Approval

David Chinoy

Strategic Planning Committee Chair

David is a retired cardiologist from Florida with a life-long love of literature, music, cinema, and adventure travel.

Elizabeth Edgar
Library Foundation Liaison

Elizabeth serves as the Summit School District Mental and Physical Health Coordinator.


Mary Gessner
Vice President

Mary is a longtime Summit County resident. She works remotely as a Data Scientist.


Dave Miller

Dave is passionate about education. He currently works as the Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for Keystone Science School.


Kristina Nethaway
Community Relations

Kristina is a retired goldsmith who loves libraries because, "Information wants to be free” (Stuart Brand).

Barbara Parry

Barbara is a new resident of Summit County, moving here from Iowa and enjoys knitting.


Andrew Woods

Andrew is a software engineer supporting projects to help ensure that current and future generations have access to our collective digital heritage.