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 Library Board of Trustees
2020 Board Calendar
  • January 28, 2020
  • February 25, 2020
  • March 31, 2020
  • April 28, 2020
  • May 26, 2020
  • June 23, 2020
  • July 28, 2020
  • August 25, 2020
  • September 22, 2020
  • October 27, 2020
  • November 2020 (combined November/December)
Recent Board Minutes