The Library Board


The library is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees. Each trustee is appointed to a four-year term. The trustees are appointed by the East Chicago School Board, and one is appointed by each of the following: the City Council, the Mayor, the Lake County Board of Commissioners, and the Lake County Council. No trustee may serve more than four consecutive terms. The Board is the policy-making body of the library and determines such matter as hours of service, location of branches, holidays, vacations, and salaries. Board members work with the Director in preparing the library's budget. The Board employs the Director, who is then responsible for the operation of the library. The Board meets monthly at the Main Library. The time and date set for Board meetings is advertised in local newspapers. Board meetings are open to the public.

The Board of Trustees of the East Chicago Public Library will meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:45pm at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive.  Board meetings are open to the public.  For additional information, please contact Mayra Lozano, Administrative Assistant to the Director at 219.397.2453 Ext. 20.
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Diana Lopez-Colon, President
East Chicago Common Council
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Anthony P. Serna, Vice President
Mayor
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Mr. Damon T. Carpenter, Treasurer
Lake County Common Council
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Byron Duke Florence, Secretary
East Chicago School Board
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Rev. Kelly Williams, Member
Lake County Commissioner
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Ted Zagar, Member
East Chicago School Board
Diane Artis
School City of East Chicago
Diana Lopez-Colon, President
Maestracolon8590@gmail.com
Appointing Authority: East Chicago Common Council
Appointment: February 27, 2014
Date Term Expires: December 31, 2017

Anthony Serna, Vice President
Tony.serna0969@gmail.com
Appointing Authority: Mayor
Appointment: January 14, 2015
Date Term Expires: December 31, 2018

Byron D. Florence, Secretary
dukef10851@hotmail.com
Appointing Authority: School City of East Chicago
Date Initially Appointed: November 18, 2015
Date Term Expires: October 25, 2019

Damon T. Carpenter, Treasurer
Prods777@yahoo.com
Appointing Authority: Lake County Common Council
Appointment: November 13, 2012
Date Term Expires: November 13, 2016

Diane Artis, Member
dartis@ecpl.org
Appointing Authority: School City of East Chicago
Date Initially Appointed: June 6, 2016
Date Term Expires: September 25, 2017

Rev. Kelly Williams, Member
patorkbwsr@yahoo.com
Appointing Authority: Lake County Board of Commissioners
Appointment to March 1, 2016
Date Term Expires to February 29, 2020

Ted Zagar, Member
pandeva@aol.com
Appointing Authority: East Chicago School Board
Appointment: April 23, 2015
Date Term Expires: February 26, 2019

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