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The Alameda County Library Advisory Commission (ACLAC) is an advisory commission consisting of 16 members. The commission includes a Council member from each of the 5 cities in the Alameda County Library service area, 4 members at large appointed by either the Alameda County Board of Supervisors or ACLAC members, 5 members appointed by the Board of Supervisors, 2 high school or college students appointed by the full commission. Commission members, other than City Council and student members, are appointed for two-year terms; City Council members serve in conjunction with their council terms or as appointed by their respective councils; student members are appointed for one-year terms.


Amy Apel - Albany
Jean Josey - Dublin
Yang Shao - Fremont
Maria “Sucy” Collazo - Newark
Pat Gacoscos - Union City
Michael Baldwin - Castro Valley
Cheryl Hoffman- San Lorenzo

Tyler Dragoni - Ashland/Cherryland
Karen Bridges - Member/at/Large
Dat Haba - Member/at/Large
Sarah Wilson - Member/at/Large

Staff Liaison:

Cindy Chadwick, County Librarian, 510-745-1504.


1st Wednesday of January, April, July, and October meetings rotate among branches.

Call 510-745-1504 to confirm meeting location.

Agendas & Minutes:

Agenda for ACLAC meeting on 7/1/2020
Minutes for ACLAC meeting on 7/1/2020

Agenda for ACLAC meeting on 1/8/2020
Minutes for ACLAC meeting on 1/8/2020

Agenda for ACLAC meeting on 10/2/2019
Minutes for ACLAC meeting on 10/2/2019

Agenda for ACLAC meeting on 7/10/2019
Minutes for ACLAC meeting on 7/10/2019

Agenda for ACLAC meeting on 4/3/2019
Minutes for ACLAC meeting on 4/3/2019

Agenda for ACLAC meeting on 1/9/2019
Minutes for ACLAC meeting on 1/9/2019

Agenda for ACLAC meeting on 10/3/2018
Minutes for ACLAC meeting on 10/3/2018

Agenda for ACLAC meeting on 7/11/2018
Minutes for ACLAC meeting on 7/11/2018

Agenda for ACLAC meeting on 4/4/2018
Minutes for ACLAC meeting on 4/4/2018

Agenda for ACLAC meeting on 1/3/2018
Minutes for ACLAC meeting on 1/3/2018


Most current information from the City of Albany

Board Purpose:
Advises the City Council on matters relating to the Albany branch of the Alameda County Library system.

Board Composition:
Members/Term: 5 Council Appointees - Members serve for two years, until the next Municipal Election.

(Roster updated 4/2019)

Amy Apel
Genell Gary

Sarah Levin
Ross Stapelton-Gray

Becky Xin

Library staff liaison - Rachel Sher, Albany Library Manager

City of Albany staff liaison - Isabel Leduc -


The Albany Library Board meetings are held in the Council Chambers, 7 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of odd months.
City Hall
1000 San Pablo Avenue
AlbanyCalifornia 94706

The Fremont Library Advisory Commission consists of 9 members appointed by the Fremont City Council, each to four-year terms. The Commission was established by the City in 1982 to advise the Council and the County librarian on Library facilities and services in Fremont


Felix Lechner
​Jennifer Choe
Erika Albury
Yan Liu
Chitraleka Vivek (Chair)
David Sheen (Vice Chair)
Kathleen Lang
Vacant (Student Commissioner)
Patricia Finch (Friends of the Library Representative)


Amanda Gallo, City of Fremont, 510-284-4000

If you are interested in serving on the Fremont Library Advisory Commission, visit the City of Fremont’s Boards, Commissions, & Committees page for more information and to access the Board and Commission Application

Brian Edwards
Alameda County Library
2400 Stevenson Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: 510-745-1413

Commission meets the 4th Monday of January, the 3rd Monday of March, May, September and November, and a special joint meeting the 1st Wednesday of June, 7:00 p.m., usually at the Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont.

Call 510-745-1504 to confirm meeting date and location.