Library Board of Trustees

Board Meetings

Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees are scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of the Month at 1 PM. The Board meets 12 times per year in the Rie Lamont Community Room, located on the 2nd floor of the library.

Trustees are elected by voters of the Cobleskill-Richmondville School District. New members are expected to take on committee assignments with the typical commitment being for two committees. Some committees are very active while others may be focused on a specific, long- or short-term project. Trustees of the library are accountable to the public for prudent use of the library’s funds and work with the Director to help manage the present and shape the future of the library.

For orientation to the role of Library Trustees in New York, review the 2023 Trustees Handbook

Board Documents:



  • Pat Adams (2024)
  • Fredrick Barnes (2025),
  • Harriet Berard, Historian (2025),
  • Nathan Davis (2026),
  • Virginia Downs, Secretary (2028),
  • Kenneth Hotopp, President (2024),
  • Rebecca Leggieri, Vice-President (2027),
  • Doreen Russo (2024),
  • Janet Sand (2027), and
  • Julia Walter (2028)


  • Linda Carpenter

2024 Board of Trustees candidate petitions

The Community Library will have five open seats on the library’s Board of Trustees in 2024. Residents of the Cobleskill-Richmondville School District interested in running for membership on Board of Trustees of The Community Library  must submit completed petitions to the School District office.

  • Petitions are due to the C-R District Office by April 19, 2024.
  • Candidates must live in the C-R School District and petition signatures must be from residents of the C-R school district.
  • Candidates must obtain at least 25 signatures.
  • Candidates should submit a brief bio to the Library Director by April 19 identifying the community where the candidate resides, which of the three available term-lengths they are seeking, why they are interested in serving on the Board, and what skills they may contribute to the board.

You may download a petition form from the links beside this box.