Porter Library appoints Dan Keenan to board

Westlake Porter Public Library Assistant Director CJ Lynce (right) swears in Westlake resident Dan Keenan (left) as a member of the Library's board of trustees.

Westlake resident Dan Keenan has been appointed to the Westlake Porter Public Library board of trustees. Keenan is filling the unexpired term of Kate Maver, who resigned to explore opportunities in another state. The term expires in December 2026.

Keenan is the Executive Director of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, former superintendent of the Westlake City Schools and former assistant superintendent of the Kenston Local Schools. During his years in Westlake he has been a member of various community service organizations, including the Westshore Chamber of Commerce.

“I believe libraries have tremendous potential to support communities in many ways, particularly to ensure equitable learning opportunities for individuals to grow, excel and thrive, to inspire wonder and significantly contribute to community building,” said Keenan.

He shares the library’s passion for this, and feels his professional work aligns well with the library’s mission. Keenan also feels that his experience approaching this work from a different but also public service-related lens will add a varied perspective to the board.

“I am excited to be involved. I understand what it means to work as a team and believe almost anything done well as an individual can be greatly improved upon by the synergy of a strong team,” he stated.

In addition to Keenan’s appointment, Board President Jason Nolde was appointed to a second seven-year term ending in December 2029.

Elaine Willis

Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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Volume 14, Issue 18, Posted 9:31 AM, 09.20.2022