Library Commission


  • Fourth Monday of September, January, and April
  • 7:00 pm

About the Commission

The Library Commission considers and advises on matters relating to the EGR library building, programs, and services, and works closely with an active "Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library" organization to supplement programming and events.
  • Chad Balon              (appointed 7/2020; ends 6/2023)
  • Mary O'Kelly             (appointed 7/2022; ends 6/2024)
  • David Westphal         (appointed 7/2022; ends 6/2024)
  • Ryan Duffield            (appointed 7/2020; ends 6/2023)
  • Micki Benz                 (appointed 12/2021; ends 6/2023)
  • Michelle Grinnell       (appointed 12/2021; ends 6/2024)
  • Lori Johnson            (appointed 7/2021; ends 6/2024)
  • Charles Myers         (KDL Board appointment; ends 12/2022)
  • Laura Schwartz       City Commission Liaison   (appointed 12/2021; ends 12/2023)

Join an Advisory Board

If you are interested in serving on an advisory board, please fill out a commission application form and return it to:
City Clerk’s Office
750 Lakeside Drive SE
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Available appoints vary each year. Most appointments are for two-year or three-year terms. Applications are kept on file for two years. Appointments are made by the mayor and affirmed by the City Commission.