Martin named library trustee


The Delaware County District Library will welcome a new face to the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, August 23. Denise M. Martin was appointed to the Library’s board in July, following the resignation of Lori Saviers earlier this summer.

“Delaware County District Library is a fabulous library,” Martin said. “I’m very excited to be involved and to be an active member of the board and the library itself. I’m eager to see where it takes me and where I can add my efforts.”

A Delaware County resident since 2000, Martin holds degrees from The Ohio State University and Capital University Law School. She’s practiced law in the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, Morrow County Prosecutor’s Office, and many years in private practice. Martin has also served on the boards of Downtown Marion and Marion Technical College Foundation.

“I’m an avid reader; that was the biggest draw for me,” said Martin when asked why she was first interested in joining the Library board. “Delaware is my home, so when this opportunity presented itself it was right up my alley.”

Martin said her two daughters, ages 16 and 20, likely tire of her advocating for education and books.

The next Library Board of Trustees meeting will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 in the Ostrander Branch Library, located at 75 N. Fourth St., Ostrander. Judge Everett Krueger of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas appointed Martin in July to fill Saviers’ remaining term. The seven-year term expires Dec. 31, 2019.

The Board of Trustees, the governing body of the Library, consists of seven members who serve in non-salaried positions. The board promotes DCDL’s mission, sets Library policy, hires and supervises the director and fiscal officer, approves the Library’s budget and financial practices, and creates the Library’s strategic plans.