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.
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 11 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.
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.
W. David McNeill has had the pleasure of serving as the Treasurer of Salem-South Lyon District Library since 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.
Amy Randall-Ray was born and raised in Illinois. She received her BS in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Illinois and her MS in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois. She moved to Michigan in 1996 with her husband and continued her education at the University of Michigan to complete her dietetic internship. Amy has lived in South Lyon since 1999. She has three kids, two of which participate in the library friends club. Amy currently works for Genentech Pharmaceuticals in clinical research. She is an active member at the United Methodist Church. Amy and her family enjoy traveling and outdoor activities. She, of course loves to read and believes that the library is at the vital core of every community.
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.
James (Jim) Quigly
The Quiglys, Jim and Nancy, have been residents of Salem since 1991. Jim served as a Planning Commissioner and a Township Board Trustee. He is a member of Salem Community Events and the Salem Area Historical Society and a Friend of the Library member since 2004. Jim received a Bachelor of Science from Wayne State University (1965) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit, School of Law (1973). He also served in the US Army. Jim enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, grandchildren and supporting animal rescue groups.
Joe Salvatore was born and raised in Valley City, the Frog Jumping Capital of Ohio. He graduated with honors from Miami University with a B.A. in creative writing and later earned an M.A. in higher education administration from the University of Michigan. Joe lived in Chicago for six years, teaching high school English and creative writing and directing an academic program for gifted students at Northwestern University. Joe moved to South Lyon in 2003, where he now lives with his wife Jennifer, daughter Lucie, and son Charlie. For the past ten years, Joe has worked at the University of Michigan (U-M). He currently serves as the Associate Director of the U-M Science Learning Center.