A Public Meeting of the KPL Board of Trustees will be held at 5 pm Monday, December 11, 2023 at Central Library/Van Deusen. Information can be found on the library’s website. 

2022 Election: Kalamazoo Public Library District Trustee Candidates

The role of a public library board is to set policies and delegate responsibility for implementing those policies to the library’s director and staff. The board provides for, establishes, and reviews library services necessary or desirable to serve library constituents. This includes appointing and reviewing the director, overseeing finances, providing suitable facilities, and guiding the future of the library through strategic planning.


  • Nate Hawthorne
  • Linda S. Mah
  • Jeff Messer
  • Denise Miller
  • Kara Trainor
  • Emily Greenman Wright
  • Partial Term KPL Board candidate Kori Jock

Read details on each candidate on the VOTE411 Voter Guide

Or, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center.

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