February 23, 2017

Kevin Reeves appointed to Columbus Metropolitan Library Board of Trustees


Kevin Reeves


COLUMBUS—The judges of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas have appointed Kevin Reeves to the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) Board of Trustees. He fulfills a seven-year term that commenced Jan. 1, 2017 and ends Dec. 31, 2023. Reeves was officially sworn in during today’s Trustee meeting.

Reeves currently serves as Vice President, Power Origination, North America Gas & Power for the BP Energy Company. The retired U.S. Army captain and veteran of Operation Desert Storm has previously worked for American Electric Power, Reliant Energy Wholesale Group and Enron North America. Reeves fills the seat recently vacated by Michael Lawson who, after seven years on the Board of Trustees, completed his service at the end of 2016.

Additionally, the following officers have been voted upon by the CML Board of Trustees, effective Jan. 1, 2017:

  • Timothy Frommeyer, president
  • Mike Duffy, vice president
  • Katie Chatas, secretary

The officer positions are elected every year.

CML’s seven-member Board of Trustees is responsible for guiding major decisions about library strategies and operations. This includes everything from capital projects to the customer code of conduct.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework Help, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Club and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college readiness and employment resources.

CML was named a 2011 National Medal Winner by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for work in community service, the highest honor for libraries and museums. Columbus Metropolitan Library has been rated a 5-Star Library by Library Journal for seven of the eight years the magazine has published its industry ratings.