DATE: December 20, 2007
Governor Reappoints Comeau
George T. Comeau, Esq. of Canton has been reappointed by Governor Deval Patrick to a five-year term on the nine-member Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
"I am so happy to continue serving the people and the libraries of the Commonwealth. I am most grateful that Governor Patrick has given me the opportunity to serve the interests of the Massachusetts library community. It will be a privilege to continue to serve with wonderfully talented and dedicated colleagues on the Commission and board staff. While the past three years have shown wonderful growth in Massachusetts Libraries, there is still much work to be done, and I remain committed to strengthening the support and advocacy for our local public libraries," stated Comeau.
Comeau, who was first appointed to the Board by Governor Mitt Romney in 2004, is an administrator and an adjunct professor of Business Law at Suffolk University and also maintains a private law practice in Canton. He is currently a Trustee of the Canton Public Library, a member of the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Advisory Board, a member of the advisory board of the Massachusetts Audubon Society Visual Arts Center, a member of the MassAudubon Council and Canton Historical Commission as well as the Canton Historical Society. He has both a BS and a MPA from Suffolk University, as well as his JD from Suffolk University Law School.
The Board of Library Commissioners (mass.gov/mblc) is the agency of state government with the statutory authority and responsibility to organize, develop, coordinate and improve library services throughout the Commonwealth. The Board advises municipalities and library trustees on the operation and maintenance of public libraries, including construction and renovation. It administers state and federal grant programs for libraries and promotes cooperation among all types of libraries through regional library systems and automated resource sharing. It also works to ensure that all residents of the Commonwealth, regardless of their geographic location, social or economic status, age, level of physical or intellectual ability or cultural background, have access to essential new electronic information technologies and significant electronic databases.