Cromaine library board appoints Fedewa to open seat

Rebecca Fedewa

Rebecca Fedewa of Hartland Township has been appointed to an opening on the Cromaine District Library’s Board of Trustees created by the retirement of Kathleen Oemke on July 23. Interviews were held and the board voted at its Aug. 20 meeting to appoint Fedewa to the seat.

Fedewa hopes to bring to the board her enthusiasm for the library.

“I’m very excited to discover more about and participate in all the wonderful programs at the library. There’s so much to learn,” Fedewa said. “I also look forward to getting to know the staff and operations of the library, and I’m very excited to get more involved in our community via service on the library board,.”

Library Director Mallorie DeVilbiss said one of Fedewa’s responses to the trustees’ interview questions clearly indicated her experience level was right for a board seat.

“Because of her experience working for a nonprofit, Rebecca understands the board’s role to oversee the director, and the difference between that and the job of the staff to carry out the daily operations of the library,” DeVilbiss said.

Fedewa’s term runs through Dec. 31, 2022. Three current Cromaine trustees are running for re-election in the November election: Mary Cafmeyer, Holly Naylor, and Doug Sargent.

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