Board & Management

Orillia Public Library Board

The Library Board provides oversight and guidance to the library.      

 Gay Guthrie - Chair                                                                            

Joanna Rolland - Vice Chair

Jim Duncan - Trustee

Don Evans - Trustee

Ruth Fountain - Trustee (Oro-Medonte Representative)

Karen Hewitt - Trustee

Peter Hislop - Trustee

Tony Madden - City Council Representative

Mort Seymour - Trustee

Paul Spears - City Council Representative

Ron Stevens - Trustee (Severn Township Council Representative)

Suzanne Campbell (Library CEO) - Secretary



The Library Board of Trustree meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:00 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
  • 1 representative appointed by Oro-Medonte Township Council
  • 1 Representative appointed by Severn Township 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. Representatives from Oro-Medonte and Severn Township are chosen by their respective Council when it takes office after a municipal election.

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