Board of Trustees

About the Board of Trustees

A board of seven members or Trustees appointed by the Board of Education of the Euclid City School District governs the Euclid Public Library for a term of seven years. Trustees are critical to the Library's daily operations and are considered advocates for the Library and the Euclid community.

In addition to implementing policies for the Library, Trustees assist leadership in establishing a vision for the future and evaluating the effectiveness of the Library. As a member of the Board, Trustees oversee but are not limited to the appropriation and budgeting of funds; the establishment and maintenance of libraries and library services; the acquisition, improvement, maintenance, insurance, use, and disposition of properties; the hiring, compensation, and responsibilities of, and the personnel practices concerning librarians and other employees; the selection, collection, lending and disposition of books and other library materials; and the acceptance of gifts.

The policies administered by the Board remain in effect until updated or changed by further action of the Board and is administered by the library staff.

The Euclid Public Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of the month for its Committee Meeting beginning at 6:00 PM, and the Regular Board Meeting will immediately follow.

Carmen Epps PictureCarmen Epps

​President, Board of Trustees

Carmen is no stranger to the Euclid Public Library, as she served as an EPL Foundation Trustee until her appointment to the Board. Epps is currently a Compliance Manager at the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and acts as the Vice President of the Euclid Hunger Center Board of Trustees. Epps has an extensive knowledge of federal, state and local compliance regulations, and banking and insurance industry expertise and experience.

August 31, 2023

Allen Hufford PictureAllen C. Hufford

Vice President, Board of Trustees

Allen currently resides in Euclid with his wife Nicole and son. He is a lawyer in the field of bankruptcy, divorce and criminal law at the Law Offices of Allen C. Hufford in Euclid. In his free time, Mr. Hufford enjoys gardening, practicing mock trials, cooking and reading. His favorite all-time book is A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

August 31, 2024

Janeen Copic PictureJaneen Copic

​Secretary, Board of Trustees

Janeen has lived in Euclid for almost 50 years and graduated from Euclid High School. She has worked at Progressive Insurance for the last 20 years. Hobbies include home remodeling, gardening, reading, baking, and spending time with family and friends. Favorite book since childhood is Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.

August 31, 2023

David L. Carlson PictureDavid L. Carlson

David resides in Euclid with his wife Sue. He has owned, and been the principal agent, for Nationwide Insurance in Euclid for 36 years. His hobbies include running, skiing, boating, motorcycles and working around his home and yard. His favorite all-time book is The Holy Bible.

August 31, 2022

Jerry McPherson PictureJerry McPherson

Jerry has resided in Euclid for more than 40 years with wife, Denise and children Matthew and Megan. Jerry is retired but now works for his wife, a wedding planner, at McPherson Events and Design. He enjoys working on model boats, planes and trains during the winter and gardening in the summer. His favorite all-time book is Rascal by Sterling North. His favorite magazine is "Gardens Illustrated" from England.

August 31, 2025

Frank Barberio PictureFrank Barberio

Frank currently resides in Euclid with his wife Deborah. He works as a technical expert for the Social Security Administration. He enjoys ballroom dancing and playing handball. His favorite all-time book is Animal Farm by George Orwell.

August 31, 2026

Jeremiah Swetel PictureJeremiah Swetel

Jeremiah is a lifelong Euclid resident and Euclid High School graduate. Currently serving as the Executive Director of Facility Services for Cleveland State University. Hobbies are sailing, watching baseball and enjoying time with family. Favorite book: Palaces for the People.

August 31, 2027