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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- 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 7/10/2019
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


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 4/6/2017)

Sue Douglass
Rosalie Gonzales
Cynthia Hegedus
Karen Leeburg
Sarah Levin

Library staff liaison - Ouida Charles, Albany Acting Branch Manager -  
City of Albany staff liaison - Ronnie Davis - 

Bi-monthly (odd numbered months beginning in January of each year), Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
Albany Public Library, Edith Stone Meeting Room
1247 Marin Avenue

Responsible Department:
Administration, Staff Liasion - Ronnie Davis

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, Chair

Andrea Schacter, Vice Chair

Erika Albury

David Sheen

Chitraleka Vivek

Yan Liu

Deepak Chhabra

Ayush Patel (Student Commissioner)

Patricia Finch (Friends of the Library Representative)


Karena Shackelford, 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.

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