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Plainfield Public Library Board of Trustees

Under New Jersey State Law, this Board consists of seven members, one of whom is the Mayor or Mayor’s delegate, and one is the Superintendent of Schools or delegate.  The other five are residents appointed by the Mayor with consent of City Council for rotating five-year terms.  The Library Board (aka Trustees) meets monthly at the Library on the fourth Thursday of each month at 11:00 am.

Lamont Blowe

Lamont Blowe
President; Term to: 8/31/20
Owner, Pillars Bed & Breakfast
Past President, Plainfield Chamber of Commerce


Mari Bonini

Mari Bonini
Vice President. Term to: 8/31/18
Real Estate Sales, retired
Secretary-Treasurer, Board of Governors, Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. Past member, Plainfield Board of Education

Inez Durham

Inez Durham
Treasurer; Mayor’s Delegate, Term: At will.
Practicing psychologist, public school administrator and
community advocate

Pat Fleming

Patricia E. Fleming
Secretary; Term to: 8/31/19
Corporate Attorney, retired, The BOC Group.
Past Board President, YWCA of Central New Jersey


Margaret A. Lewis
Trustee; Term to: 8/31/21
Retired educator, past principal,
and school district administrator

Elena Rutherford

Superintendent’s Delegate, Term: At will.
Vice Principal, Early Childhood Programs and Services
Plainfield Public Schools


Trustee. Term to: TBD

Mary Ellen Rogan

Mary Ellen Rogan
Assistant Secretary of the Board
Director, Plainfield Public Library, 2015 to present
Assistant Director, Plainfield Public Library, 2009-2015

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