Notes from the Board – a monthly column from the Library’s Board of Trustees

Our GDPL Board Chair and Library Director recently presented our annual proposed budget request to the SCRD. The budget will be modified through discussion with the SCRD and finalized at the end of February. Our latest governance column gives a snapshot of library funding, which you can read here.


Our Library is run by its Members

The Gibsons and District Public Library Association operates under terms laid out in the provincial Library Act.

Every adult library card holder is a member of the Public Library Association and is eligible to vote in the annual election of trustees. Trustees serve two-year terms, and they are not paid. Any member of the library may run for the board. Trustees may not serve more than 8 consecutive years on the board.

Board Members

Our Current Trustees (showing year first elected)

Janet Hodgkinson, Chair  (2015)
Robert Bennie, Co-Vice Chair (2018)
Mike Wilson, Co-Vice Chair, (2019)
Alison Sawyer, Trustee (2016)
Robert Flux, Trustee  (2016)
Tim Southam, Trustee (2018)
Joyce Bradbury, Trustee (2018)
Trevor Lavender, Trustee (2019)
Marisa Hudson, Trustee (2022)
Mark Hiltz, SCRD Liaison (2020)
Aleria Ladwig, Town of Gibsons Liaison (2018)

Board Meetings

The board usually meets on the second Monday of each month at 5:15 p.m. Meetings are open to the public, but please check for date and time changes at the Library. There are no meetings in July and August.

Gibsons & District Public Library Association – AGM

The Annual General Meeting will be held on March 4, 2023 at 10 a.m. at the library.   Everyone is welcome.

 The GDPL Board is seeking nominations to fill one two-year term vacancy, commencing March 4, 2023.  To be eligible the nominee must be:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • a current member of the Gibsons & District Public Library Association;
  • a resident of The Town of  Gibsons, Electoral Area D (Roberts Creek), Area E (Elphinstone),  or Area F (West Howe Sound).

Completed nomination forms must be received at the Library by January 21, 2023.  The election will be held at the Annual General Meeting on March 4, 2023.  Candidate packages, including nomination forms, are available at the library.

Board Meeting Minutes


Strategic Plan

Truth and Reconciliation Value Statement