The Akron-Summit County Public Library is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. Board members are appointed for seven-year terms by either the Summit County Executive/Council or the Judges of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. Board members serve without remuneration.

Correspondence may be mailed to Board of Trustees, Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326.

Angela Neeley

Angela Neeley | President

Term of Office: 6/17/19 to 6/16/26
Tenure on Board: 2019 to date
Appointed By: County Executive/Council

William Rich

William D. Rich | Vice-President

Term of Office: 5/15/21 to 5/14/28
Tenure on Board: 2007 to date
Appointed By: County Executive/Council

James Casey

James D. Casey | Secretary

Term of Office: 5/15/18 to 5/14/25
Tenure on Board: 2016 to date
Appointed By: Judges – Court of Common Pleas

Joseph Ferrise

Joseph Ferrise

Term of Office: 5/14/22 to 5/14/29
Tenure on Board: 2022 to date
Appointed By: Judges – Court of Common Pleas

John Frola

John L. Frola, Jr.

Term of Office: 5/16/16 to 5/16/23
Tenure on Board: 2007 to date
Appointed By: County Executive/Council

Bernard Rochford

Bernard Rochford

Term of Office: 5/16/17 to 5/15/24
Tenure on Board: 2007 to date
Appointed By: County Executive/Council

Ray Weber

Ray L. Weber

Term of Office: 7/14/20 to 5/14/27
Tenure on Board: 2013 to date
Appointed By: Judges – Court of Common Pleas

Last Updated: September 2023

Our Mission: The Akron-Summit County Public Library provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.