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Library board

The 2020 NVCL board: (Front row from left: Elisabeth Walker-Young, Nadia Mallay, Stephen Smith, Ghazal Rezaei, Emma Mendez)

(Back row from left: Leane Neufeld, Gillian Quigley, Amir Hazfi, Jessica McIlroy; not pictured: Parveen Somji)

NVCL is governed by individuals who are appointed by the City of North Vancouver to the Library's board of trustees. Members of the library board serve two-year terms, to a maximum of four terms, concluding Dec. 31 of each year. Crucial policy decisions are regularly referred to this board, and it guides the strategic direction of Library planning and operations. The board represents the citizens' interests, and also advocates for the Library. You can contact the board at

Board meetings

Board meetings are open to the public. The board currently meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, but usually not in August or December. Meetings are generally from 6 - 8 p.m. (please check the calendar for the specific room location); special or extraordinary meetings may be called periodically.  

The board is currently meeting virtually. If you are interested in attending a virtual meeting, please email

View board meeting agendas and minutes here.

For more information on the roles of board members, see our library board of trustees FAQ.

Current Board members

Leane Neufeld — Chair

Nadia Mallay — Vice Chair

Jessica McIlroy — City Council Rep.

Brendan Harvey — Trustee

Amir Hazfi — Trustee

Emma Mendez — Trustee

Gillian Quigley — Trustee

Parveen Somji — Trustee

Elisabeth Walker-Young, CM — Trustee

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