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Board & Management

Orillia Public Library Board

The Library Board provides oversight and guidance to the library.      

Gay Guthrie - Chair

Mort Seymour - Vice Chair

Mason Ainsworth - City Council Representative

Lisa Avery - Trustee   

Barbara Dickson - Trustee

Ted Duncan - Trustee

Joe Fecht - Trustee

Scott Jermey - Oro-Medonte Township Representative

Ron Stevens - Severn Township Representative

Victoria Shelep - Trustee

Sarah Valiquette-Thompson - City Council Representative

Suzanne Campbell (Library CEO) - Secretary


The Library Board of Trustee meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. (except July and August) at the Orillia Public Library.  The meetings are open to the public.

Procedures for Becoming a Board Member

The Orillia Public Library Board has eleven members who serve for a four year term concurrent with Orillia City Council  The Board is composed of:

  • 2 City Council Representatives
  • 7 Citizens-at-large appointed by Council
  • The City Council representative is chosen by Council when it takes office after a municipal election.  Orillia City Council advertises the Library Board openings for Citizens-at large in the local newspaper prior to each municipal election. Any interested citizen is free to apply to Council by letter for a seat on the Board. If openings occur on the Library Board during its term of office, new appointees are selected in the manner described above. 

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Orillia Public Library Board
36 Mississaga Street West
Orillia, ON
L3V 3A6

Email the Library Board 

Phone: Suzanne Campbell, CEO, 705-325-2338