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Board of Trustees

    The City of Homewood has a Mayor-Council Government headed by the mayor and eleven council members. All funds to the Library from the City are appropriated annually by the City Council.
    The Homewood Public Library Board of Trustees (the Library Board) is legally responsible for the operation of the Library. Library employees are not under the Jefferson County Personnel Board. The Library Board establishes policies relating to employees and operations. The Library Board consists of 5 members each living in and representing one of the 5 city wards. They are appointed by the Homewood City Council.
    The Library Board appoints the Director who is responsible for the operation of the Library. The Director acts in an advisory capacity to the Library Board and serves as the Secretary to the Board. The Director is not a member of the Library Board and has no vote on matters under consideration. It is the Director’s responsibility, with the approval of the Library Board, to prepare the budget, determine operating procedures, and handle all personnel matters.
    The Homewood Public Library is a member of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative (PLJC). The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) is the State Agency responsible for coordinating all Alabama public library services. Funds from the State and the County are appropriated through the Jefferson County Library Cooperative.

Current Board Members

John Krontiras, Library Board Chair (Ward 3)

John Krontiras is a long-time resident of Homewood as well as a long-time business owner in the community.  He is a member of the Homewood Rotary and has served on several boards. He currently serves on the Library Board of Trustees for Homewood Library.

Virginia Bugg, Vice - Chair, Friends Liaison, Building and Grounds (Ward 2)

Ginny is a retired non-profit executive who has lived in Homewood since 1977. She and her husband, Bill, have two daughters who live in Homewood with their families. A lifelong book lover, she is a former president of the Friends of Homewood Library and volunteers weekly in the Friends Bookstore.

Dr. Paul Doran, Personnel Committee (Ward 4)

Dr. Paul Doran has been a trustee of the library for many years. He has also served on numerous Foundation Boards over the years and was the driving force behind the development of the Homewood Library Foundation.

Carla DuMontier, Public Relations, Foundation Liaison (Ward 5)

Carla joined the Library Board of Trustees in October of 2018. A former teacher, Carla graduated from Millsaps College and holds a graduate degree in Education from UAB. She is an active member of the Homewood community where she lives with her husband, Joey, and their three sons. Carla also serves with the Homewood Library Foundation.

Rosa Hill , Finance Committee, Public Relations (Ward 1)

Rosa has lived in Alabama for over 16 years, and she has been a realtor for ARC realty specializing in home sales in the Birmingham and Homewood markets for 11 years. She is married with three lovely boys who enjoy using the library. Rosa speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys helping the diverse communities of Birmingham with their real estate needs. 

Ms. Deborah Fout, Director

Deborah Fout is the Director of the Homewood Public Library and the Executive Director of the Homewood Library Foundation. She has worked at Homewood Public Library for over 34 years and became Director in 2009. Ms. Fout has served as the President of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative  Executive Board from 2015 - 2019, and currently holds and advisory position. She is also a member of the Homewood Rotary.