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The Stark County District Library Board of Trustees is a made up of individuals appointed by the Stark County Commissioners and the Court of Common Pleas. They are appointed for seven year terms and hold fiduciary responsibility for the Stark County District Library.

For Stark County District Library Board of Trustees meeting documents, please follow this link to Issuu.com.

2015 meetings and locations - All take place at 5 p.m. in the Board Room of the Main Library at 715 Market Ave, N., Canton, OH  44702

January 27 - Main | February 17 - Main | March 17 - Main | April 21 - Main 

May 19 - Main | June 16 - Main | July 21 - Main | August (no meeting)

September 15 - Main | October 20 - Main | November 17 - Main | December 15 - Main

Steven Pittman


Steven Pittman
President, Board of Trustees
Stark County District Library

Steve brings smart business strategy to the library board, backed by more than 30 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, tax strategy, financial accounting and strategic planning.

Joining Bruner Cox LLP in 1978, Steve became a managing partner in 2011. He also leads the firm’s Merger and Acquisition Services Group.

Steve earned a bachelor of science in business administration from University of Akron and a master’s degree in business administration from Baldwin-Wallace College.

A trustee for the Quest Recovery Services Foundation, Steve is past chairman of Quest Recovery Services, past president of the Jackson Township Rotary Club, board member emeritus and past chairman of Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio and past treasurer of The Builders Exchange of East Central Ohio.

Susan Rodgers

Vice President

Susan’s love of books is rooted in a childhood spent in the stacks of the library searching for the next great read. Her passion for reading led to a career in law, which enables her to provide a smart legal perspective to the board. A partner at Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLC, Susan serves as general counsel and as chair of the Employment & Labor Practice Group.

Susan earned a law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a bachelor of arts from The Ohio State University. She also studied at the University of Oxford - New College, Oxford, England.

An active member of the community, Susan also currently serves on the GentleBrook board, and is a member of the ninth class of Leadership Stark County.  

Bert Nero


The library has been a part of Bert’s life since childhood. Growing up in Navarre, a friend’s mother would stand on the corner and watch while Bert and her friend crossed the street on their twice-weekly visits to the library. With those fond memories as a basis, supplemented by a career centered on children, Bert has smart ideas, particularly about family programing and fostering a lifelong love of the library.

A licensed social worker, Bert provides foster, adoptive and kinship parent training for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program through the Institute for Human Services. She is also a substitute teacher for Marlington Local Schools.

Bert lives with her husband and daughter in Marlboro Township.

Beth Borda

Library Board Member

With a background in tourism and real estate, Beth brings a smart, local outlook to the board.

As Director of Commercial Development at DeHoff Development Company, Beth is responsible for retail, office and industrial leasing, communications, public relations, marketing and entitlements. Previously, she worked in the tourism industry for 10 years, serving as president of the Stark County Convention and Visitors' Bureau.

Beth earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kent State University and was a member of the 11th class of Leadership Stark County.

Edmond Mack

Library Board Member

Edmond purposefully lives his life in a way that helps build a smart community and for his efforts, the Canton Repository recently recognized him as one of Stark County’s Top Twenty Under Forty Young Professionals for 2014.

An associate attorney at Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd, Edmond focuses on both prosecuting and defending complex litigation matters. He earned a law degree at the University of Akron School of Law and a bachelor’s of art degree in philosophy and history from Kent State University. 

Edmond serves as a councilman for the City of Canton, where he is chairman of the Judiciary Committee, he provides pro bono legal service on behalf of public interest groups in Ohio appellate courts as amicus curie; volunteered services for Wills for Heroes Foundation, and served as a member of the Kent State University Stark Chapter Alumni Board.

John Mroczkowski

Library Board Member

Smart diplomacy and problem-solving skills are John’s forte. With a background in politics and labor relations, he brings decades of leadership experience to the board.

John is the former chairman of the seven-member Ohio Elections Commission, one of the state’s most powerful election organizations. He also served as Ward 5 councilman for the City of Canton, and in 2002, he helped guide the city through a financial crisis as the chairman of the finance committee.

John also worked as sub-district director for the United Steelworkers of America and served as president of the USW Golden Lode Local 1123 which represents workers at the Timken Co.

Shawn O'Brien

Library Board Member

With smart ties to the community, Shawn O’Brien provides valuable input to the board as a business and community leader, a volunteer and a parent. 

Past president of the library board, Shawn has also served as president of the Building Industry Association of Stark County, president of O’Brien Lumber and Construction Co. and as a member of the board of trustees for the Domestic Violence Project. 

A graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Shawn earned a bachelor’s degree in business management at Xavier University and honed his leadership skills as a member of the second class of Leadership Stark County. He and his wife, Janet, have four children.


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    Enjoy the beautiful outdoors and live music FREE at the Perry Sippo Branch and Exporation Gateway this summer.

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