Board of Trustees

The Thomas Ford Board of Trustees meetings, usually held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month, are open to the public. Check our Calendar of Events for the next meeting.

The Board of Trustees is composed of seven members who are elected to four-year terms. To serve, candidates must live in the village of Western Springs and be of voting age.

Responsibilities of the Board of Trustees include:

  • selecting and hiring a qualified Library Director
  • ensuring that the Library has funds and a budget
  • developing (with the Library Director) written policies, long and short range plans, and wage classifications
  • knowing local, state, and federal laws that pertain to libraries
  • attending monthly board meetings and other events

To inquire about becoming a member of the Board of Trustees, contact Ted Bodewes at 708-246-0520 or by email at bodewes@fordlibrary.org.

Current Members of the Board
2018 Board Calendar
  • January 23 2018 Agenda
  • February 27 2018 Agenda
  • March 21 2018 *Note: date changed to accommodate spring break schedules
  • April 24 2018 Agenda
  • May 22 2018 Agenda
  • June 26 2018 Agenda
  • July 24 2018 Agenda
  • August 28 2018 Agenda
  • September 25 2018 Agenda
  • October 23 2018 Agenda
  • November 27 2018 Agenda
2019 Board Calendar
  • January 22 2019
  • February 26 2019
  • March 26 2019
  • April 22 2019
  • May 28 2019
  • June 25 2019
  • July 23 2019
  • August 27 2019
  • September 24 2019
  • October 22 2019
  • November 26 2019 (combined December)
Recent Board Minutes