Board of Trustees

The library is governed by a Board of Library Trustees composed of seven members. A Board member is appointed to a five-year term and may serve any number of terms but may serve no more than two consecutive terms. Officers are elected each year for one-year term. The powers and duties of the Board are outlined in §§ 23-401, et seq. of the Education Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.


    • Caroll Visintainer, EdD, President 
    • Melissa J. Leonard, Vice President
    • Kaleb Hignutt, Treasurer
    • Sarah Dahl, Secretary
    • Stephen C. Fleegle
    • James B. Johnson
    • Tomas Davila

Executive Director: Deborah A. Bennett


Seven citizens of Caroline County. Appointments are made from nominees provided to County Commissioners of Caroline County by the membership of the Board of Library Trustees.

Term of Office:

Five years, January 1 through December 31. Officer’s appointments commence July 1 and terminate on June 30. Board members may not serve more than 2 consecutive terms.


The Board of Library Trustees for Caroline County Public Library has a meeting scheduled on January 25 2023 at 6:00pm at the Federalsburg Branch.

Click here to download the Janauary 25 meeting agenda.

The 2023 scheduled meetings of the Board of Library Trustees are as follows:

  • January 25, 2023 (Agenda posted January 18, 2023)
  • April 12, 2023
  • June 14, 2023 
  • August 9, 2023 
  • October 11, 2023 

Unless in closed session all meetings are open to the public. 

Minutes from Previous Broad of Trustee Meetings:




Minutes from prior years are available for public review upon request.