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Library Board Members

Mr. Wayne G. Buchholtz

Wayne G. Buchholtz

Chair, Kitchener Public Library Board
Library Board member since December 2010

"It is my way of giving back to an organization that has provided so much to me in my life. I look forward to working with the Library staff to ensure the highest possible quality library system."

  • Retired Elementary School Principal
  • Trustee with Waterloo Catholic District School Board
  • Involved in multiple Community Agencies and Retired Teachers’ Organization
  • Volunteer in several Agencies

Ms. Erin Rudland

Erin Rudland

Facilities Planning & Building Committee Chair
Library Board member since April 2013

"With a keen understanding of how important our library system is to the health of our community and its development, I am honoured to volunteer on the Kitchener Public Library Board. I will put my passion for knowledge and community growth to use as I work with my fellow Board members and staff to ensure we achieve our mission and vision."

  • Retail Consultant – Principal of Rudland Retail
  • Member, Heritage Kitchener

Ms. Jacqueline McLaren

Jacqueline Mclaren

Public Services & Policy Committee Chair
Library Board member since July 2011

"Learning is my passion and libraries have opened so very many possibilities in my life. This is an opportunity to show my gratitude by giving back for future generations."

  • School Worker
  • Administrator in education, health and community service sector

Ms. Michelle Dow

Michelle Dow

Finance Committee Chair
Library Board Member since December 2014

"Libraries give everyone the chance to learn and have a special importance in my life. I am honoured to be involved with Kitchener Public Library and to have the chance to give back to this community."

  • Chartered Professional Accountant – CPA, CA

Ms. Stephanie Soulis

Stephanie Soulis

1st Vice-Chair
Library Board member since February 2014

"Literacy has always been important to me. Being part of the board for the Kitchener Public Library is my way of giving back to the community in an organization that I am passionate about."

  • Owner of Little Mushroom Catering and Nom Nom Treats
  • Chair of Libro Branch Council
  • Volunteer for the Business Education Partnership
  • Member of Waterloo Region Entrepreneur's Working Group

Ms. Katherine Andrews

Katherine Andrews

2nd Vice Chair
Library Board Member since March 2015

"I strongly support the role our public library plays in our community. I am on the Board of Kitchener Public Library because I want to help ensure that the library continues to play that integral role, especially in bringing a wide range of literature, knowledge, technology, and entertainment to anyone who wants it."

  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Former graduate student in English literature (Master of Arts - 2014)
  • Editor in Chief of Ottawa Arts Review literary publication (2010 - 2012)
  • Volunteer Reading Buddy at Kitchener Public Library (Central)

Mr. Tim Blundon

Tim Blundon

Library Board Member since December 2010

"As a member of this community, I feel duty bound to support the single greatest asset we own." 

  • Correctional Officer
  • Volunteer in a Grade 1 class, promoting literacy.

Mr. Cory Ernst

Cory Ernst

Library Board Member since December 2014

"I joined the Kitchener Public Library Board because I am an engaged citizen with a passion for the City of Kitchener and the growth and success of our neighbourhoods ... I am looking forward to working with fellow Board members and Kitchener Public Library staff to maintain this important piece of our community."

 

Councillor Kelly Galloway-Sealock

Kelly Galloway

Library Board member since December 2006

"As an elected official I was chosen to sit on the Kitchener Public Library Board and represent Kitchener City Council. I am a patron of the library and have a vested interest in this service, as well as the overall wellness of our community."

  • Kitchener City Councillor – Ward 4
  • Aldaview Services – work with adults with developmental disabilities
  • Executive member and Head Coach, KW Lightning Basketball Association

Ms. Jessica Kropf

Jessica Kropf

Library Board member since August 2016

“There is something magical about visiting the Kitchener Public Library.  Joining the Kitchener Public Library Board is my way of giving back to an organization that has and continues to touch so many lives in our community.”

  • Public Affairs Manager at Waste Management
  • Chair, Grants Committee, The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation
  • Member, City and Downtown Action and Advisory Committee
  • Former Miss Oktoberfest 2009

Councillor Sarah Marsh

Councillor Sarah Marsh

Library Board Member since December 2014

"Kitchener Public Library has always been a part of my life. It has been a weekly destination throughout the different stages of my life to date: as a child, a student, a young adult, and as a Mom. I am honoured to join the Board because I love this place, and I want to continue to ensure our Kitchener Public Library thrives."

  • Ward 10 Kitchener City Councillor
  • Social researcher
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Board member
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre Board member
  • Kitchener Downtown Business Improvement Area Board member