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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, appointed by Orillia City Council. who serve for a four year term concurrent with the term of Council.  The Board is composed of:

  • 2 City Council Representatives
  • 7 Citizens-at-large who must be eligible electors of the City of Orillia
  • 1 Representative nominated by the Council of Oro-Medonte Township
  • 1 Representative nominated by the Council of Severn Township
  • The City Council representatives are chosen by Council when it takes office after a municipal election. The Orillia City Clerk's Department advertises the Library Board openings for Citizens-at large in the local newspaper prior to each municipal election, and also requests nominations for the Oro-Medonte Township and Severn Township seats. Any interested citizen may apply to Council by submitting an application.  (Please note that applicants may be interviewed.)  If vacancies occur on the Library Board during its term of office, appointees are selected in the manner described above. 
    (Please visit the City's Boards and Committees Page for additional information.)

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