George Comeau Reappointed MBLC Commissioner


November 14, 2023
June Thammasnong
Communications Specialist
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The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to announce that Commissioner George T. Comeau, Esq. of Canton has been reappointed to the nine-member board by Governor Maura Healey.  Commissioner Comeau was previously reappointed to the MBLC by Governor Charles D. Baker in 2021, after being appointed by Governor Romney in 2004 and reappointed by Governor Patrick in 2007 and 2013. 

“I am honored to be returning to the Board,” said Commissioner Comeau. “Today, more than ever, libraries are being challenged by the 'culture wars'. I want to stand on the side of freedom – freedom of thought, expression, choice, and squarely behind science and the arts. Libraries are the great equalizer, and as dark forces gather to ban books and to cancel our basic rights, I want to stand with the MBLC as an agent for protecting the most vulnerable voices who turn to libraries for programs and services."

Earlier this year in April, Comeau was re-elected as a library trustee of the Canton Public Library, where he has served as a trustee for over two decades.  Comeau currently serves as the Chairman of the trustees. Comeau is a columnist for the Canton Citizen and serves on the town’s Building Renovation Committee working towards structural upgrades and renovations at the Canton Public Library.  Commissioner Comeau is also a historian and preservationist, serving as President and Curator of the Canton Historical Society, and serves on Canton’s Community Preservation Committee.

Comeau brings his passion for libraries and expertise in law, marketing and branding, nonprofit leadership, and governance to the Board of Library Commissioners.  Commissioner Comeau produces and supports destination events and visitor experience at the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District. Comeau is a founding catalyst of the Innovation Trail in Boston. He also maintains a private law practice in Canton and is an avid hiker and traveler.

Commissioner Comeau has both a BS and a MPA from Suffolk University, as well as a JD from Suffolk University Law School.

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. Commissioners serve 5 year terms.  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.