Board of Trustees

Board Members

Capital Area District Libraries is governed by a seven-member board, appointed by Ingham County and the City of Lansing.

The board is composed of four residents from Lansing or Lansing Charter Township; one resident from the Meridian Charter Township; and two residents from the balance of the county.

This breakdown is based on population and state equalized valuations of the seven-member districts.

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Sally Trout
Ingham County Appointee
Term Exp: April 2022
Email Sally

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DeYeya Jones
Lansing City Appointee
Term Exp: April 2024
Email DeYeya

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Jeff Croff
Ingham County Appointee
Term Exp: April 2024
Email Jeff

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Debora Bloomquist
Ingham County Appointee
Term Exp: April 2022
Email Debora

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Vern Johnson
Lansing City Appointee
Term Exp: April 2022
Email Vern


Margaret Bossenbery
Ingham County Appointee
Term Exp: April 2023
Email Margaret

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Sandy Drake
Ingham County Appointee
Term Exp: April 2021
Email Sandy

Meeting Dates & Minutes

The Board meets at 5:30 p.m. in the Third Floor Board Room of Capital Area District Libraries Administrative Offices, 401 S. Capitol, Lansing, MI unless otherwise noted below. Click on the linked dates to view past meeting minutes (PDF documents*).

 *Note: You must have PDF-capable software on your computer to view this information.

Notice of Virtual Board Meeting

The Capital Area District Library Board has announced that the Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Board meeting at 5:30 PM will be held virtually due to COVID-19 and allowed by Public Act 228 of 2020. Board members and staff will participate in the meeting remotely either by phone or electronic device using Microsoft Teams.

How Members of the Public Can Participate in or Attend the Meeting:

Video Conference: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Phone Information: +1 517-317-8953, Conference ID: 300 639 099# 

Help: Check out our help page for Joining a Microsoft Teams Meeting

Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in the meeting, and/or to obtain this notice in alternate formats, please contact Michigan Relay at

Public Comment

To participate in public comment during the virtual meeting, upon entering the meeting, indicate you wish to take part in public comment in the chat or verbally if on the phone. You’ll be called upon by the Board Chair during the Public Comment sections of the meeting. The Public only will be allowed to address the Board during the Public Comment sections. The Public is allowed three (3) minutes to speak and you must state your name and address slowly and clearly before you start to address the Board.

Board Packet for January 20, 2021