This 2020 Board of Trustees election will be held via direct mail. Ballots have been mailed to Lansing residents along with the school budget voting materials. Ballot must be received at the school district office by 5:00pm on June 16, 2020. Thank you for your support!
There are three trustees running for three open seats. The elected candidates will serve a three-year term commencing August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2023.
Debora is the mom of two boys, one at Lansing Middle School and one at Lansing High. She has a BS degree in Medical Technology from SUNY at Buffalo and worked at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo for 12 years before moving to the Ithaca area. She is retired as a Major from the US Air Force Reserves, Medical Service Corps after 25 years. She is active in the community as a volunteer at Cayuga Lake Seido karate in a program to fight Parkinson’s disease, at St Catherine of Siena parish, at Tompkins County SPCA and as a math tutor at Lansing Middle school.
Debora has served on the LCL board of Trustees for the past three years and is running for her second term. She is currently the Vice President of the board and serves on the finance, personnel and policy committees. Being mindful of the LCL long term strategic plan, keeping Library policies current with the needs of the library and the community and helping to ensure financial responsibility have been her focus.
The library continues to encourage learning through new programming, new digital and print resources and varied events for this growing community. It allows public access to print and digital resources from the entire Finger Lakes library system and is a safe, convenient meeting
Debora would like increase awareness in the school and community of the programs, events and activities at the library and encourage patron feedback and community participation.
Darcey is an upstate New York native who is running for her second term on the LCL Board of Trustees. She is currently the Finance Officer of the Board, having previously served as Vice President, and is active on the Personnel, Building & Grounds, and Finance Committees. Darcey is a passionate advocate of the Library, working to help fulfill its mission in providing opportunities to community members for personal enrichment through library resources, programming, and events.
Darcey grew up in a small village outside of Albany and has been an avid library patron since she was a young child. She has an engineering degree from Cornell University and was employed as a software developer in the Washington DC area until she became a stay-at-home mom 15 years ago. Darcey and her husband, Valdis, moved with their 3 children to Lansing 6 years ago in order to be closer to their extended families, as well as to give their kids the opportunity to grow up in beautiful upstate NY like they both did. Darcey can frequently be found volunteering in our schools as a math tutor, volunteering as a member of the PTSO, and advocating for and supporting students with disabilities and their families in our district. If she finds herself with free time, you can probably find her out running, hiking or working in the garden.
In the coming term Darcey will work with her fellow Board members to support our Director and staff in continually adapting and improving LCL’s vital services and resources to serve all our community members in these uncertain times.
I grew up on a small sheep farm in Suffern, NY, (same hometown as Chistine Balvo Eisenhut!) an went to the University of Maine at Orono. I graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Microbiology. I lived for 16 years in Bar Harbor, Maine before moving to Champaign, IL for two years and then here to Lansing. Peter and I have been married 26 years and have three grown children, Meredith, Chris and Emily. My first grandchild is due in August! We moved here when Emily was six, and the library was one of our first stops in this community. I look forward to being more involved in the Lansing Community Library.