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Alameda County Advisory Boards and Commissions


The Alameda County Library Advisory Commission advises the County librarian and the Board of Supervisors on library issues. Albany, Castro Valley and Fremont are also represented by advisory boards, committees or commissions who advise on library issues in their respective communities.

 Alameda County Library Advisory Commission
 Albany Library Board
 Fremont Library Advisory Commission


Alameda County Library Advisory Commission

The Alameda County Library Advisory Commission (ACLAC) is an advisory commission consisting of 15 members. The commission includes a Council member from each of the 5 cities in the Alameda County Library service area, 6 members at large appointed by either the Alameda County Board of Supervisors or ACLAC members, and 4 members appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Commission members, other than City Council members, are appointed for two year terms; City Council members serve in conjunction with their council terms or as appointed by their respective councils.

Notice of Meeting - Alameda County Library Advisory Commission


  • Robert Lieber
  • Eric Swalwell
  • Suzanne Lee Chan
  • Maria Collazo
  • Pat Gacoscos
  • Karen Bridges
  • Andrew Frank

Staff liaison: Jean Hofacket, County Librarian, 510-745-1504.

Meetings: 1st Wednesday of January, April, July, and October meetings rotate among branches.

Call 510-745-1504 to confirm meeting location.


Albany Library Board

The Albany Library Board is an advisory board consisting of 7 members appointed by the Albany City Council. Each council member appoints one board member, whose term is concurrent with that of the appointing council member; the Albany Friends of the Library recommend an appointment which is confirmed by the City Council, and one board member is the Council's representative on the Alameda County Library Advisory Commission. The Board was established by the City of Albany in 1994 to advise the City Council on library services in the City of Albany .

Notice of Meeting - Albany Library Board


  • Leah Flanagan
  • Rosalie Gonzales
  • Karen Leeburg
  • Robert Lieber
  • Alan Riffer
  • Sarah Whitmer
  • Linda Yamamoto

Staff liaison: Judy Lieberman, Assistant City Manager, 510-528-5716.

Unless otherwise noted, Albany Library Board meetings are held bi-monthly, the fourth Wednesday of the month, 7:30 p.m. at the Albany Library.


Fremont Library Advisory Commission

The Fremont Library Advisory Commission consists of 9 members appointed by the Fremont City Council, each to four-year terms. The Commission was established by the City in 1982 to advise the Council and the County librarian on Library facilities and services in Fremont

Notice of Meeting - Fremont Library Advisory Commission


  1. Robert Monkman, Chair
  2. Chitraleka Vivek
  3. Jawahar “Joe” Samagond
  4. Ruchi Sahota
  5. Evelyn Tong
  6. Saumya Singhal
  7. Tariq Ali
  8. Deepak Chhabra

Sallie Pine
Alameda County Library
2400 Stevenson Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 510-745-1512
Fax: 510-797-6557

Commission meets the 4th Monday of January, the 3rd Monday of March, May, September and November, and a special joint meeting the 1st Wednesday of June, 7:00 p.m., usually at the Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont.

Call 510-745-1504 to confirm meeting date and location.