The Library Commission has a total of 10 voting members. The membership has the following structure. There are also two non-voting student liaisons.

Number of Members Seat Type Appointed / Elected By Term Years
4 Library Commissioner City Council with Mayor Presiding 3
4 Library Trustee Fletcher Free Library Trustees 3
1 Library Staff Commissioner Fletcher Free Library Staff 1
1 Mayoral Designee Mayor 3


The Commission includes:

Members Seat Term Start Term End
vacant Library Commissioner   06/30/2022
Patrick Halladay Library Commissioner  07/01/2021 06/30/2024
Emily Copeland Library Commissioner 07/01/2021 06/30/2024
Amy Mellencamp Library Commissioner  07/01/2021 06/30/2024
Allie Cashell Library Trustee 01/27/2021 06/30/2024
Chol Dhoor Library Trustee 07/01/2019 06/30/2022
Cate MacLachlan Library Trustee 07/01/2020 06/30/2023
Mona Tolba Library Trustee 07/01/2019 06/30/2022
Megan Butterfield Library Staff Commissioner 07/01/2021 06/30/2022
Jessica Nordhaus Mayoral Designee 03/01/2018 03/01/2024
Laura Zhou-Hackett Student Liaison 07/01/2021 06/30/2022
Ailsa Oneil-Dunne Student Liaison 07/01/2021 06/30/2022


The Library Commission meets on Wednesday mornings. The public is invited to attend.

Next meetings:

September 8 at 8:00 am in Library



Burlington Code of Ordinances

Chapter 21, Article 1, Paragraph 43 (Fletcher Free Library)


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