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


The Library Board will meet on the third Wednesday of each month.

The Board will meet at 7:00 PM in the lower level meeting room of the library or via Zoom.

January 18, 2023 July 19, 2023
February 15, 2023 August 16, 2023
March 15, 2023 September 20, 2023
April 19, 2023 October 18, 2023
May 17, 2023 November 15, 2023
June 21, 2023

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