The mission of the Salem-South Lyon District Library Board of Trustees is to uphold the trust, granted to us by our fellow citizens, as we provide financial direction, long-term strategic planning, advocacy and provide policies for the library while continuing our professional development.
Ken Kneisel was born and raised in Brownhelm, Ohio and graduated from Firelands High School. He received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. Ken and his wife, Lynn, have been residents of Salem Township since 1976. They have two children and four grandchildren. Ken is currently in his third term as a SSLDL trustee. Ken and Lynn are members of the SL First United Methodist Church and serve on the Board of Directors of Active Faith Community Services.
Deborah (Debbie) Mroz has been a trustee since 2003 when she was asked to consider completing the partial term vacated by another trustee. She enjoyed the experience so much that she ran for re-election and has been a board member for 8 years. Debbie and her husband, Dave, have two children and have been residents of Salem Township for 22 years. Debbie has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University and finds that working with the library is a good fit for many of the skills she learned while working in the corporate world for 20 years. Debbie enjoys travelling to new places, reading, skiing, dancing, reality TV, and photography.
W. David McNeill has had the pleasure of serving as the Treasurer of Salem-South Lyon District Library 2005. He has lived with his wife and two children in South Lyon since 1998. He left his position as a bank manager after 15 years with Charter One. He has a lifelong love of reading and has a degree in Literature from Eastern Michigan University. He is always looking for new things to learn and has recently been focused on Special Education Law.
Robin White Fanning remembers going to her local village library (Hudson Falls, NY) at the age of four and being a faithful patron through her teenage years. Because of going to the library with her mother, friends, and later her own children, she realizes the importance it holds for the community. Robin has served on the SSLDL Board of Trustees since 2002. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Clarkson University and has served in various leadership positions for Phi Mu Fraternity including National President. Robin enjoys spending time with her family, church, friends, and golden retriever – Cody. She loves fashion, shopping, reading, travel, camping, and crocheting.
Lawrence (Larry) Petroskey is a recently elected trustee. He is a life-long Michigan resident and lived in Salem Township since 1990. He and his wife, Sandy, have four children and three grandchildren. His education includes a Bachelor in Accounting and an MBA from Wayne State University and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Larry is a lifelong learner who knows the value of continuing education and the community library resource for all ages. He and his wife are the founders of Old English Sheepdog Rescue of Michigan and typically have three or four furry residents at home.
Rebecca Kreisher joined the board of trustees in early 2012. A native of Crawfordsville, Indiana, she and her husband have lived in South Lyon since2004 and have one young daughter. Rebecca received her BA in English and Spanish from Earlham College and her JD from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, Bloomington. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys reading,walking, and knitting.
Linda Hamilton has lived in Salem Township for many years. She and her husband are involved in the family dairy farm which has operated since the 1820’s. All 3 of her children (all being regular library users) were raised in Salem and her daughter worked at the library while attending college. Linda served on the very first Salem-South Lyon District Library Board of Trustees as its president. She oversaw the building of initial district library building. Linda believes a quality library is integral to any community.