Governor Reappoints Commissioner Mary Ann Cluggish to Five Year Term


February 19, 2019
Matthew Perry
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Commissioner and former board Chair Mary Ann Cluggish has been reappointed by Governor Charlie Baker to a five-year term on the nine-member Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).

“It is an honor to be reappointed to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to continue the important work improving access to services for citizens of the Commonwealth,” said Commissioner Cluggish. “I want to thank Governor Baker for the opportunity to continue work on behalf of residents for the advancement of library services.”

Ms. Cluggish, a resident of Wellesley, is active in the town’s government serving as a town meeting member for over 30 years. She also served as a member of the town's Finance Committee and has been elected to several other boards and committees. She served as the first Chairman of the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, which was created after 5 years of study by the Open Space Management Committee which Cluggish also chaired. 

She served as a Trustee of the Wellesley Free Library for 12 years. As Chair she led the townwide effort resulting in the construction of a new library which opened in 2003 helped by a $3.7 million grant from the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program. She also actively participated in the building project's capital campaign, raising $3.6 million and was instrumental in setting up the Wellesley Free Library Foundation. She is currently a member of the library's Friends group.

Professionally, Ms. Cluggish worked nationally and internationally as a sales and marketing consultant to high technology companies. She has a BA from Indiana University and postgraduate work at Boston College in the Women and Government Program.

Ms. Cluggish was first appointed to the Board by Governor Deval Patrick in 2011.

Learn more about the current commissioners on the MBLC board here.

About MBLC

The Board of Library Commissioners ( 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.