December 15, 2014 -- The Mentor Board of Education has selected Terri Mervo to serve on the Mentor Library Board of Trustees, filling a position being vacated due to retirement at the end of this calendar year. The board officially appointed Mrs. Mervo to the Board of Trustees at a Special Board of Education meeting Saturday morning. Her term begins January 1, 2015 and will run through December 31, 2021.
“We are confident Mrs. Mervo’s passion for education and reading coupled with her love for the library will be extremely beneficial to Mentor Public Library and its patrons,” said Mentor Board of Education member Sally S. Miller. “Her previous work experience, both professionally and as a committed volunteer in our community, made Mrs. Mervo stand out as the top candidate to serve in this important role.”
Ms. Miller, along with fellow board member Virginia E. Jeschelnig, and Library Board of Trustees members Amy Frank-Hensley and Terry Kilbourne, served on the selection committee that recommended Mrs. Mervo for appointment after conducting interviews December 9. Mentor Schools Superintendent Mr. Matthew Miller and Chief Financial Officer Daniel L. Wilson served as non-voting members of the selection committee.
“I have always been an advocate of our public library and am extremely excited to have the opportunity to serve our community on its behalf,” said Mrs. Mervo. “I truly believe in the importance of providing this invaluable resource for people of all ages to enjoy and find enrichment.”
Mrs. Mervo is retired after many years in the workforce, including 25 years working in Mentor Public Schools. She has been a lifelong volunteer supporting an array of causes, but currently spends most of her community service time knitting items for cancer patients in local hospitals. Mrs. Mervo and her husband have been proud residents of Mentor for 40 years and have been regular patrons of Mentor Public Library throughout the years while their daughter was growing up and now with their grandchildren.