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Committee Charge




Committee Charge 

The Advocacy and Legislation Committee shall:

  1. Establish and maintain an effective legislative and advocacy network.
  2. Keep the Association informed on state and federal legislation affecting libraries.
  3. Promote legislative and advocacy support for library legislation.
  4. Encourage the understanding and involvement of membership in the legislative process.
  5. Present recommendations for legislation positions to the Board of Directors, or to the Executive Committee in between Board Meetings.
  6. In an emergency, the Advocacy and Legislation Committee may act on legislation without the formal approval of the Board, but with the consent of the President.


Committee members serve four year terms.

Committee Members 


Gladstone Bucknor, County of Los Angeles County Library (2015-2019) 

Christina DiCaro, Michael F. Dillon and Associates, CLA Lobbyist

Michael Dillon, Michael F. Dillon and Associates, CLA Lobbyist

Deborah Doyle, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and CPLA Liaison (2015-2019)

Mark Fink, Solano County Library (2013-2017)

Carol Frost, System Director, Pacific Library Partnership (2016-2020)

Sara Jones, Marin County Free Library (Chair) (2015-2019)

Michael Lambert, San Francisco Public Library (2015-2017)

Greg Lucas, California State Library, Liaison to the State Library

Paymaneh Maghsoudi, Whittier Public Library and CLSA Board Liaison (2013-2017)

Helen McAlary, Ontario City Library (2015-2017)

Lawrence (Larry) Meyer, San Bernardino County Law Library and CCCLL Liaison (2015-2019)

Chris Noll, Noll and Tam Architects (2011-2016)

Michelle Perera, Pasadena Public Library

Annly Roman, California State Library, Liaison to the State Library

Rivkah Sass, Sacramento Public Library (2015-2019)

Diane Satchwell, Southern California Library Cooperative (2013-2017)

Janet Stone, Glendora Public Library (2015-2019)

Sarah Vantrease, Butte County Library (2015-2019)

Glen Warren, Encinitas Union School District and CSLA Liaison

Randy Weaver, San Francisco Public Library and Literacy Liaison (2015-2019) 

Patty Wong, Santa Monica Public Library



Jennifer Addington, Pasadena Public Library (2015-2019) Committee Chair: