Cuyahoga County Public Library is a separate political subdivision governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. Board members are appointed for seven-year terms by the Cuyahoga County government and the Court of Common Pleas. Board members serve without remuneration and are responsible for promoting the highest level of public library service to residents of the 47 communities we serve.
Robert W. Varley, President
Mr. Varley is the Managing Director of Midwest State & Local Affairs for Dominion. A resident of Solon, he was appointed by the Court of Common Pleas.
Maria L. Haller, Vice President
Ms. Haller is the Community Engagement Manager for The Sherwin-Williams Company. She was appointed by the Court of Common Pleas to fill an unexpired term that runs through May 2017.
Edward H. Blakemore, Secretary
Mr. Blakemore currently serves as Senior Attorney-Litigation in the Law Department for Eaton Corporation and is also on the Board of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
Susan M. Adams
Ms. Adams was appointed to the Library Board by the Cuyahoga County Commissioners in 2003. She was reappointed to a seven-year term in 2010. A resident of Berea, she won a national election to the Executive Board of the Urban Libraries Council in 2007.
Dale D. Powers
Mr. Powers is a retired attorney who resides in Cleveland. He was appointed to the Board of Library Trustees by the Court of Common Pleas on June 5, 1996, to fill an unexpired term. He was reappointed to a seven-year term in 2007. He also holds an elected seat on the Ohio Library Council Board of Directors.
A North Royalton resident, Ms. Fuentes-Casiano is a Research Assistant with Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center and a member of the CWRU President’s Advisory Council on Minorities. She was appointed by the County Executive to fill an unexpired term that ends in March 2015.
Patricia A. Shlonsky
Ms. Shlonsky is a partner with Ulmer & Berne LLP and serves on the firm’s Management Committee and as the Chair of the Employee Benefits Group and the Tax Practice Group. She was appointed for a seven-year term by the Cuyahoga County Executive with confirmation by Cuyahoga County Council.
Cuyahoga County Public Library Finance Director Scott Morgan is the Board's Fiscal Officer and Assistant Finance Director Robert Dolan is Deputy Fiscal Officer.