The East Cleveland Public Library is a school district library serving the city of East Cleveland. Members of the Board of Trustees are appointed to a seven-year term. In their roles, the seven-member Board volunteers their services to the Library and the community at large.


Gerald Silvera, President
Shaw High School alumnus, c/o 1975
Finance Committee (Chair)
Strategic Planning Committee (Co-Chair)
Adhoc Committee (Chair)
Carol Shaheed, Vice President
Personnel Committee (Chair)
Sheila Hunt-Sharpley, Member
Shaw High School alumnus, c/o 1982
Library Services Committee (Co-Chair)
Personnel Committee (Co-Chair)
Adhoc Committee (Co-Chair)
Dr. MaryAnn Harris, Member
Strategic Planning Committee (Chair)
Library Services Committee (Chair)
Otis Mays, Member
Buildings & Grounds Committee (Chair)
Dr. Cassandra McDonald, Secretary
Finance Committee (Co-Chair)
Strategic Planning Committee (Co-Chair)
Adhoc Committee (Co-Chair)

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Regularly Scheduled Board Meetings will be held on the third Saturday of the month at 2:00 pm


All Library Board and Committee meetings are held in the Lower Auditorium and they are open to the public. Learn more about Ohio Sunshine Laws and review the Ohio Sunshine Laws Manual via the links below:

Ohio Sunshine Laws

Ohio Sunshine Laws Manual