Board of Trustees

About the Board

The Board of Trustees of the Morristown & Morris Township Library are the community representation for our institution and have financial, policy and legal responsibilities for the Library.  They work with the Library Director and administration team to ensure the Library provides services for lifelong learning and literacy, maintains our historic building on South Street and manages our annual budget made up of tax-supported and outside funding.  Board members are appointed by the mayors of Morristown and Morris Township and serve staggered terms of office.  The Board hosts public meetings monthly to discuss any ongoing issues or projects and hosts a re-organization meeting each January (on the same day as the January board meeting) to appoint officers, swear in new trustees, determine committees, pass any needed resolutions and set the board meeting calendar for the year.


Attending Meetings

Board of Trustees Meetings for 2021 will be held virtually. Please see below for the applicable dates, and please check the events calendar for meeting times. Formal action may be taken at these meetings. 

  • Access to the program, via telephone or the GoToMeeting app, requires an access code. Please email our Circulation Department at and include in your email your full name and municipality of residence to receive the access code.
  • Patrons interested in attending via the telephone, should call (973) 538-6161 and leave a voicemail message providing a return phone number, your full name and municipality of residence.  Our staff will provide proper login information via email or telephone for attendance that evening.
  • In order to make a public comment, please email any public comment ahead of time to including your name and municipality of residence, or speak during the public comment portion at the board meeting.
  • For more information, or for copies of the agenda and other relevant documents, contact the Circulation Department via e-mail at or via phone at (973) 538-6161.

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2021 Board Members

Nancy Bangiola, President
Donald W. Kiel, Vice President
Geoff Brooks, Treasurer
Elisa G. Price, Secretary
George Quillan, Township Rep.
Patricia Ard, Town Rep.
Mackey Pendergrast, School Superintendent
Debra Gottsleben, School Superintendent’s Alternate
Mayor Timothy Dougherty, Mayor of Morristown
Deanna Quinones, Mayor’s Alternate
Mayor Jeffrey Grayzel, Mayor of Morris Township
Melissa Spiotta, Mayor’s Alternate

Board Meetings

The regular board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month with the exception of the Dec. meeting which will be held on the second Tuesday of the month. The reorganization meeting for 2022 will be held on January 18, 2022.

All meetings are open to the public and you can view more information about attending on our events page.


January 19         July 20
February 16       August 17
March 16            September 21
April 20              October 19
May 18                November 16
June 15               December 14*