Board of Trustees

The Hillside Public Library is governed by an elected, unpaid, seven-member Board of Trustees.  


Name & Office  Term Ends
Maureen Sypkens, President 2025
Shirley Wachowski, Vice-President 2027
Bill Spain, Treasurer 2027
Donna Kassar, Secretary 2029
Sandra Barge, Trustee 2029
Geneva Allen, Trustee 2027
Yolanda Bindert, Trustee 2025


Standing Committee on Finance
Chair: Bill Spain 
Maureen Sypkens
Donna Kassar

Standing Committee on Facilities
Chair: Maureen Sypkens 
Sandy Barge
Geneva Allen
Bill Spain

Special Committee on Personnel
Chair: Shirley Wachowski
Sandy Barge
Geneva Allen
Donna Kassar

History of Library Trustees


IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of the Hillside Public Library that the Library Board of Trustees shall conduct its regular meetings at the Library or via Zoom at 7:00 PM on the following dates in Calendar Year 2024:

January 17, 2024 July 17, 2024
February 21, 2024 August 21, 2024
March 20, 2024 September 18, 2024
April 17, 2024 October 16, 2024
May 15, 2024 November 20, 2024
June 26, 2024

*Please note, the regular meeting date in June falls on Juneteenth, a public holiday. The Hillside Public Library Board of Trustees will meet instead on Wednesday, June 26.

All meetings of the Board of Trustees are open to members of the public who wish to observe.  Non-board members who wish to address the Board should present a written request for a place on the agenda not later than 24 hours before the time established for the meeting. Requests from non-Board members to be placed on the agenda must pertain to item(s) on the posted agenda for the meeting.  The agenda is posted on the wall in the library entrance hall on the Monday preceding the Board Meeting.  Written requests may be directed to the President or the Secretary of the Library Board, or to the Library Director. Discussion on agenda items by non-Board members shall be limited to ten minutes. The Introduction of Visitors and the Questions and Answers portion of the meeting will allow up to ten minutes total time for brief questions from the public

The Board may be contacted at

Request to Address the Library Board Form

Rules for Public Comment at Board Meetings

Budget and Planning Documents

Archived Agendas and Minutes