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Richmond City Council appoints new board trustees, Richmond Public Library Board elects board chair and vice-chair

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 12:46 PST, Mon February 5, 2024

At their Jan. 31 meeting, the Richmond Public Library Board welcomed new trustees Jennifer Gervès-Keen, Ritchie Po, Ashley Sandhu and Angeline Singh, appointed by Richmond City Council for a two-year term. The new Board Trustees represent a diverse range of backgrounds and share a strong passion for community and library services.

The Board also re-elected Caty Liu as chair and elected Denise Hui as vice-chair.

Councillor Chak Au returns as the City Council representative, and further returning Trustees include Sherine Merhi and Yvonne Yong.

The Board would like to thank outgoing Board Trustees Jordan Oye, Nabeel Abrahani, Chaslynn Gillanders and Rachel Ling for their years of dedication and service to the library and community.

Board chair Caty Liu says, “The Richmond Public Library Board has been working closely with staff and their external partner in preparation for the library’s new Strategic Plan, which is well underway. The Board looks forward to connecting with the community through the public consultation, running now through Feb. 25, and creating a vision for library services that will continue supporting Richmond residents and responding to community needs.”

All Richmond residents are invited to join one of four community workshops in February or take part in a short survey. Help shape the future of Richmond Public Library at

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