Board of Trustees

Trustee Meeting Information

NWPL Board of Trustees

The Board meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:15pm.  The public is welcome.

Monthly Trustee meeting announcements are posted on our Event Calendar.
 
Click here to see meeting minutes.

Co-President/Vice President

Anne Marinello

Anne Marinello

Anne joined the board in 2014 and currently serves as Vice President. She and her husband Neil moved to Woodstock more than 30 years ago with their three children. Anne recently retired from Woodstock Union Middle and High School where she was School Nurse for the past 22 years. Anne is also on the board of the North Chapel, and is past chair of the Grants committee of the Ottauquechee Health Center. She has also been on the board of the Vermont State School Nurse Association and chaired the New England School Nurse Association Conference committee.

She is very committed to the important role that a library plays in the community.

Co-President/Vice President

Chris Lloyd - Trustee

Chris Lloyd

Born in 1946 and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. Chris came from a family of writers, journalists, and publishers. He attended Oberlin College, graduating with a BA in 1969 and moved to the Big Apple after college and worked there in printing and publishing.

In 1974 Chris fled to Rochester, Vermont. Worked on a farm, did freelance editing, and worked with publisher Peter Jennison of The Countryman Press (then based in Taftsville) beginning in 1975. Chris moved to Woodstock in 1977 and became a partner in Countryman.  Chris ceased working in publishing officially in 1999, and by then had joined the NWPL in his first round as trustee and officer. He and Phyllis Arata-Meyers helped fundraise for the major renovation of the library in 2001.

Chris's wife is Vassie Sinopoulos, who is a weaver and clothing designer, and he has three grown children. Chris is active in the local UU church and has served on nonprofit and corporate boards throughout Vermont. He enjoys movies, politics, speaking French, and vegetable gardening.

Treasurer

Linda Smiddy

Linda Smiddy

Linda and her husband, Jim, have lived in Woodstock for 30 years.  Linda is a retired attorney who practiced with the law firms of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, NY, Cummings & Lockwood in Stamford, CT and Smiddy & Smiddy here in Woodstock.

Linda was also a Professor of Law at Vermont Law School, where she taught Contracts, Business Organizations, Corporate Finance and Comparative Law.   She has also taught law at various international law schools located in Paris, France, Seville, Spain, Trento, Italy, and Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia.  

In Woodstock, Linda has served on committees working to develop a Woodstock Town Plan and as a member of the board of directors of a local bank.  She was appointed NWPL Treasurer in 2015.  She also chairs the library Investment Committee and serves on the library Finance Committee.  

Secretary

Gary Horsman

Gary Horsman

Gary Horsman is the President of A Global Reach – an Internet marketing and online business development company located in Woodstock. Gary is a past member and past President of the Rotary Club of Woodstock and teaches Internet Marketing at SCORE in Lebanon. He served on the Board of the Woodstock History Center for 6 years. He has lived in Woodstock since 2002.

Selectmen’s Rep

Emily Boyd

Emily Boyd

Emily was appointed by the Board of Selectmen to represent them on the Norman Williams Public Library board in February 2015. She works as a Business and Engineering Reference Librarian at Dartmouth College. 

William Colson

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William Colson

Bill and his wife, Vick, bought a house in Woodstock in 2010, and he joined the board in 2016. Bill is a retired journalist who spent 25 years with Sports Illustrated in New York City.

From 1996-2002 he was managing editor of the magazine. During his career at SI, Bill covered such sports as college and professional football, tennis, and hockey as well as the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Cathy Costello

Cathy Costello

Cathy Costello

Ann Debevoise

Ann Debevoise

Ann Debevoise

Ben Ford

Trustee Ben Ford

Ben Ford

Ben moved to Woodstock in 2009. He and his wife, Keri Cole, and their Daughter Vivian live on Linden Hill, overlooking the Woodstock Elementary School. He has been on the NWPL Board since 2016 and serves on the Technology and Building Committees.

Ben is a practicing attorney who negotiates contracts on behalf of the consulting firm Accenture as a member of its in-house legal team.

Peggy Fraser

Peggy Fraser

Peggy Fraser

Peggy joined the NWPL Board in 2014. Originally from NYC, she and her husband David moved to Woodstock in 2008 after living in Virginia, Tennessee, Germany and for many years in Montclair, New Jersey. Her volunteer activities here include the Woodstock Garden Club where she served as President in 2013 and the Friends of the Norman William Public Library where she currently serves as President. She is the creator and organizer of Puppies and Pooches on Parade which has become an annual Woodstock event. She and her husband are members of the Ottauquechee Health Foundation and Pentangle. They are also the proud parents of three daughters, one in Barnard, one in New York City and Woodstock and one in Houston, Texas. Their favorite activity is being with their two grandchildren.

Professionally, Peggy has worked as a copywriter and editor, a middle schoolteacher, a sales and marketing representative, an advertising manager and a relocation director for a leading real estate company in the New York metropolitan area. She finds Woodstock a friendly, beautiful and historically fascinating place to live and is delighted the library is at the heart of such a rich cultural center.

Karen Gilmour

Karen Gilmour

Karen Gilmour

Karen and her husband, Sandy, purchased a home in Woodstock in 2008 and moved here full time in 2012 after 45 years in journalism. As a newspaper reporter she covered Davenport, IA; St. Louis, MO., and Houston, TX. She and her husband lived two years in Beijing, China, where Sandy was an NBC News correspondent. Sandy has also worked for the Associated Press in Moscow, the Washington bureau of CBS News, and National Geographic.  Prior to joining the board she served on the library’s development committee.

Regina Lawrence

Regina Lawrence

Regina Lawrence

A longtime Woodstock area resident, "Gennie" joined the NWPL Board of Trustees in her “semi-retirement” from a 50-year career as a contract interior designer. She has also served the community as a Woodstock Village Trustee and founding board member of Pentangle Arts Council, for which she headed the Town Hall restoration fund drive. She also has chaired a Town/Village Merger Committee and served on Zoning, Finance and Design Review Boards for the Village and Town. For NWPL, she is working on “Venue Rentals” and other projects to support improvements to and maintenance of the Library building.

Ann Sadowsky

Ann Sadowsky

Ann Sadowsky

Ann moved to Woodstock in 2008 upon retiring from her public administrative career in Stamford, CT. She and her husband, George, live in a house with a beautiful view just off Hartland Hill Road. She has been on the NWPL Board for 3 years and is co-chair of The Library Fund committee.

Laird Bradley

Laird Bradley