Library Commission

Meeting Information

Date: 3rd Wednesday of every month
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Contact Priscilla Lam at

Contact Information

Staff Rep: Priscilla Lam
Phone: 626-744-4062
Fax: 626-585-8396
Mailing Address: Pasadena Central Library
285 E. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Commission Members

Name Nominating Authority Term Expires
Boghos Patatian Mayor 6/30/24
Joan Julia Branin At Large/District 7 6/30/27
Chelsea Dickerson District 1 6/30/25
Adrienne Bass District 2 6/30/25
Vacant District 3 6/30/25
Marion Gomez District 4 6/30/26
Judith Blanton District 5 6/30/24
Leslie Rosenthal District 6 6/30/26
Michael Stammer, Chair District 7 6/30/24


Nine members, one appointed by each Council member and the Mayor. The Mayor will nominate one additional member from persons recommended by the seven Council members.


To advise the City Council on matters relating to the public library system, in order that the library is well managed in a manner consistent with the law and policies, and to advise library administration on the development of library policies.
Members should have an interest in the development and improvement of cost efficiency and equality of community library services. Prior or current community service is desirable.

Term of Office

Three years, limited to two consecutive terms.