Library Board of Directors

The Ridgefield Library is operated by the Ridgefield Library Association, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors dedicated to ensuring excellent library service to the community. The Board’s major responsibilities are to set policies and directions for the Library; manage its financial and intellectual health; and provide oversight to the administration of the Library.

Contact: Marc N. Colamaria, Board Chair, 914-287-6054,

From the Board Chair

It has been more than 10 years in the works, but the New Ridgefield Library has opened its doors! Members of the Library Board have devoted countless hours and considerable talent to crafting a mission and vision, planning a facility to embody it and assuring the support needed to build and support the Library as the anchor of downtown and the heart of our community. All are welcomed and encouraged to come read, discover, question, connect and thrive. Please feel free to contact me directly with your questions or suggestions about the Library.

Marc N. Colamaria, Board Chair


Ridgefield Library Board of Directors

Marc N. Colamaria , Chair
Dean Miller, Vice Chair
Gary Rapp, Treasurer
Robert G. Whitton, Secretary

Amanda Bergen
Michele Booth
Matthew J. Byrnes
Shane W. Casey
Robert A. Ellis
Magda Fincham

Carroll W. Brewster, Emeritus
Peter T. Coffin. Emeritus
Barbara Dobbin, Emerita
Sally A. Savoia, Emerita

Tom Gerhard
William B. Harford, Jr.
George Nichols
Barbara Safran
Mary Mann Smith
David Yaun


Ridgefield Library Advisory Board

Guy Bocchino
Susan Cocco
Melissa Buckwalter
Anita Daubenspeck
Nicholas M. Donofrio
Lori Dowling
Lynn Holley
Lawrence W. Hoyt, Jr.
Donald C. Jones
Aline Lawrence
Robert Leavitt

Joyce C. Ligi
Sue Manning
Thomas R. Mantz
Liz Montanari
Cloris Pearson
Catherine M. Randolph
Susan Rich
Frank A. Rowella, Jr.
Rudy Ruggles
Carol Stoddard
Patricia F. Tenney
Emeline L. Wittman

Absent from photo: Amanda Bergen,
Matt Byrnes, Bob Whitton

The Library Board meets
on the 4th Monday of most months at 7:30 PM in the
Library's Dayton Program Room.

Board Meeting Schedule

Approved Board Minutes:

Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June

Jan 16 | Jan 27 | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | August | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec

Jan 23 | Jan 30 | Feb 6 | Feb 27 | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May 9 | May 16 | June | July | Sep | Oct
| Nov | Dec

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Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Aug | Oct | Nov | Dec

Jan | Feb | Apr | Apr | May | Jun | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec

Jan | Feb | Feb | Apr | May | Jun | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec

Library Board meetings are open to the public; anyone requiring special accommodation due to disability is asked to contact the Library Director at 203-438-2282.

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