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

For photos and profiles of the Board members, please visit the “Meet Your Trustees” album on Flickr.

2016 Board Calendar
2017 Board Calendar
      • January 24 2017
      • February 28 2017
      • March 28 2017
      • April 25 2017
      • May 23 2017
      • June 27 2017
      • July 25 2017
      • August 22 2017
      • September 26 2017
      • October 24 2017
      • November 2017 *

* Note: November and December meetings are combined

Recent Board Minutes

November 26, 2015

January 26, 2016

February 23, 2016

March 15, 2016

April 26, 2016

May 24, 2016

June 28, 2016

July 26, 2016

August  23, 2016

September 27, 2016

October 25, 2016