The 15-member Village Improvement Association (founded in 1906) functions as the library’s governing body.
Village Improvement Association Board Members
West Haven Public Library
Ralph (Teddy) Brown – President
John Galvin – Vice President
Michelle Bernardi – Treasurer
Charles E. Gunning, Jr. – Assistant Treasurer
Gertrude Beckwith – Recording Secretary
Pamela B. Gardener
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.