Blackwater Regional Library

Board of Trustees

Blackwater Regional Library operates under a governing Board of Trustees. Each locality’s Board of Supervisors/City Council appoints the library’s Trustees to serve 4-year terms. Representation on the Board of Trustees is determined by population, circulation, and library use statistics. The Board meets every month, excluding August and December.


City of Franklin

Terri Hedgepeth, term expires 6/30/2024
Pamela Lease, term expires 6/30/2022
William Scott, term expires 6/30/2023

Isle of Wight County

Sylvia Claggett, term expires 6/30/2022
Cathy Funk, term expires 6/30/2023
Connie Henderson, term expires 6/30/2025
Michelle Manfred, term expires 6/30/2024
Denise Tynes, term expires 6/30/2024
Pam Vaughan, term expires 6/30/2025

Southampton County

MeChelle Blunt, term expires 6/30/2023
Yvonne Jarratt, term expires 6/30/2022
William Worsham, Vice-chair term expires 6/30/2025

Surry County

Deborah Dawson, Secretary term expires 6/30/2022

Sussex County

Ora Briggs, term expires 6/30/2022
Jessica Moore, Chair term expires 6/30/2025



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    access to innovative technologies 
    and a skilled staff to patrons
    in our service area.

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  • Blackwater Regional Library
    serves the communities of:
    Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry
    and Sussex Counties 
    and the City of Franklin

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