The Board of Trustees

David Phillips (Chair)

David P

David taught for 34 years for the Durham District School Board as a Physical Education Department Head. He is an university graduate with a BA, a BPHE and a MEd. He is an active member of St.Andrew's-Chalmers Presbyterian Church. He has been married to Anne for 42 years and they have one married daughter, Nancy Alexander. Nancy and her husband Brian, have one daughter Rachel who was born in July 2009. David is a great supporter of libraries and has been on the Library Board for ten years and became the Chair in January 2006. He is on the board of the Southern Ontario Library Service.


Chuck Heroux (Vice Chair)

Chuck H

Chuck Heroux is a retired professional engineer whose career was spent in the chemical and corrosion industries, in technical sales, marketing, and executive positions in both Canada and the United States. After eight years in Chicago he and his wife, Gail, returned to Canada and settled in Uxbridge in 2004. They have four children,four grandchildren, and have just passed their fourtieth wedding anniversary.


Janet Betts

Janet B

Janet is a 30 year resident of Zephyr in the Township of Uxbridge and is a self employed individual that is committed to promoting community involvement.


Mack Rogers

Mack R

Mack is a life-long library user with a passion for volunteering. In his day job, Mack is the Director of Programs, Community Literacy and Learners for ABC Life Literacy Canada. Mack also serves on the Volunteer Toronto Board of Directors and works to help out with his daughter's school as much as possible. As a new member of the Uxbridge community, Mack is looking forward to helping where he can in continuing the great traditions of the Uxbridge Library.

Adele Boy

Adele B

Adele taught in secondary schools for the Toronto District School Board for 32 years as a curriculum leader of Arts and Physical Education. She does supply work in her former schools' library. Adele has lived in Sandford for 16 years. She and her family moved here from Toronto when her husband retired. She is an active member for Sandford United Church and is currently studying to be a licensed lay worship leader in her church community. Adele has on son, Christopher, who is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (RCEME corps) and there stepchildren Ken, Karen and Susan who reside in Australia as her late husband was Australian. She enjoys theater, beekeeping, tennis, and reading and is a member of several books clubs.


Lynn Klages


Lynn Klages and her husband, Boyd made the choice to live and raise their three children in rural Uxbridge Township 25 years ago. Lynn graduated from Durham College with a Diploma in Business Administration. She is currently VP of Finance and Administration for a family operated mechanical contracting business. Lynn enjoys volunteering and has been a board member with many non-profit groups here in Uxbridge and Durham Region.

Dave Barton


Council Representative on the Library Board.

Dwight Clements


Dwight and his wife Deborah have lived in Uxbridge since 1989. They have three children, all who grew up in Uxbridge. Dwight is a retired York Region secondary school teacher. He was Head of Business Studies and later Head of Alternative Education. He also started and was the director of a business incubator program dedicated to helping High School students start their own businesses. He has a BA, BEd and an MBA.

Rita Irwin

Rita has lived in the town of Uxbridge since 1988. Her three children were born and raised here. Rita has volunteered and been a board member with many non-profit organizations. She also works full-time with a local company and enjoys participating in community theatre in different capacities. Rita is an avid reader and clogger.

Fred Byron

Council Representative on the Library Board.

Keela Efraim

Gordon Shreeve