Governor Baker Reappoints Comeau


March 09, 2021
Matthew Perry
Communications Specialist
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The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to welcome George T. Comeau, Esq. of Canton who has been appointed by Governor Charles D. Baker to serve on the nine-member board. Commissioner Comeau previously served as a Commissioner after being appointed by Governor Romney in 2004 and reappointed by Governor Patrick in 2007 and 2013.

“I am excited and honored to be returning to the Board” said Commissioner Comeau. “There is no question that while a break was welcomed, it was a missing part of my life and a service that I am pleased to return to.”

During his previous tenure with the Board, Commissioner Comeau served as Chairman from 2009-2010, helping to guide the Board, agency, and library community during the economic downturn. “These will be challenging times as we emerge from the pandemic, and the MBLC is a key advocate for community libraries as they work through recovery” said Comeau. As a trustee of the Canton Public Library, Comeau brings skills related to governance and municipal management to the table.

Commissioner Comeau is the Marketing and Brand Activation Manager at the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District. He also maintains a private law practice in Canton. In addition to being a library trustee, he also serves as Vice Chairman of the Canton Community Preservation Committee, and a member of the Canton Historical Commission, as well as a Vice President and Curator of the Canton Historical Society. Commissioner Comeau is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and serves on the statewide steering committee of the Community Preservation Act. An avid preservationist, Commissioner Comeau is on the team working towards developing the Paul Revere Heritage Site in Canton; a major destination for understanding the industrial life of Paul Revere. 

Commissioner Comeau has both a BS and a MPA from Suffolk University, as well as his JD from Suffolk University Law School. He is also a featured columnist for the Canton Citizen and focuses on Canton's local history.

Established in 1890, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners was the first state library commission in the United States. The nine-member volunteer commission is appointed by the current governor. The MBLC supports statewide programming and innovation in libraries to ensure equal access to library services for every resident in the Commonwealth.

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.