Board of Directors

Library Board

 Suggestions/Comments to the Board

The 15-member Village Improvement Association (founded in 1906) functions as the library’s governing body.

The VIA meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, September through June.


Village Improvement Association Board Members

West Haven Public Library

President- John Galvin
Vice President- Bill Heffernan
Treasurer- Charles Gunning
Assistant Treasurer- Michelle Bernardi
Susan K. Walker – Recording Secretary
Leonard Adams
Ralph (Teddy) Brown
Pat Donnelly
Joseph Fortino
John Galvin
Curtis Hodgkins
Elaine Khu
William Lang
Mary Malenda
Alan Olenick




Mission Statement

Vision- Village Improvement Association:

The Village Improvement Association is a non-political organization that plays a critical role in guiding the West Haven Public Library in providing unlimited access to opportunities and resources for self-improvement, cultural awareness, and pure enjoyment for patrons.

Mission- Village Improvement Association:

The mission of the Village Improvement Association is to collaborate with the library director to maximize use of resources, set policies to guide library operations, secure funding to carry out library programs, and to maintain the facilities and bookmobile so the West Haven Public Library can provide people of all ages free, public access, and quality direction and guidance to books, media, and cultural events in a comfortable, user-friendly, environment that meets the informational, educational, and life-long learning interests of the entire community.