FHL is led by a volunteer board of directors consisting of 9 community members including the Homer Public Library’s director. Each member of the board of directors serves for a three year term. Each April, directors are elected on a staggered schedule at the Annual meeting along with the board’s officers which are elected annually.
Each member joined the FHL board for a different reason.
- Andy Haas is the proud president of the board. He loves the library with its fireside reading room, quietly hoping that it will eventfully contain reading jackets, a stuffed bear and a mounted moose.
- Royce Page is a retired educator. He joined the Friends of the Homer Library board because he enjoyed going to the library and was impressed with the number of activities and programs. He enjoys having the opportunity to volunteer and be a part of formulating and helping with programs and events sponsored by the Friends. He currently serves as the FHL vice-president
- Marylou Burton has been a proud library card holder for over 60 years, in far flung places from Spokane, Washington to Suva, Fiji to Juneau, Fairbanks, and now – Homer, Alaska. She joined the FHL because she believes that libraries are one of the cornerstones of a democratic society. She currently serves as the FHL treasurer.
- Sue Mauger joined the FHL Board just before the new library building opened in 2006 because she was excited about creating a community space that would bring the joy of books to all ages and provide room for exploration and dreaming. She stays on the Board because of the energy and creativity of FHL staff and volunteers to make that vision a reality.
- Sean Campbell is a language arts teacher at Homer High School. He has served on FHL board for three years. Sean believes in the power of libraries for community development and literacy and is interested in developing youth programs and youth involvement.
- Ann Dixon is the director of Homer Public Library. Her love affair with libraries began in a bookmobile in rural Washington state and grew to include a long list of favorite public, school and academic libraries. She feels happy and privileged to work with FHL’s dynamic, committed group of library supporters.
- Cleo Webb got involved with the Friends of the library because her friend Joy Griffin introduced her and she was hooked. Cleo has a love for libraries and reading and feels this was a great way for her to help promote our Homer Public Library.
- Suzanne Haines, a retired Homer school teacher, loves serving on the Friends of the Homer Library board because it is dedicated to promoting life long learning and literacy through a variety of creative programs.
- Emily Coble is a high school junior, a member of Drama, Debate, and Forensics, and is in choir. She likes cats, tea, books, and garlic bread a great deal.