About the Commission

The Thomas Balch Library Commission advises the Library Director on collection development and library policies. The Commission helps publicize the Thomas Balch Library and work with the Friends of the Thomas Balch Library to promote and support library programs and collections. The Commission sponsors the annual Loudoun History Awards, which are presented each November, and an Excellence in Historical Research at the Loudoun County Public Schools' annual Social Science Fair.


Commission Members

TBL 2018 Advisory Commission
Term Ends
James H. Hershman, Jr., Chair 2022
Donna Bohanon  2020
Mandy Kinne 2022
Martha Schonberger 2020
Mary Pellicano 2020
Tom Jewell 2022
Russ Woolard 2020
Kristen C. Umstattd, Board of Supervisors Rep TERM

Ron Campbell, Council Liason



Group Email Address:  BalchLibraryCommission@leesburgva.gov

Staff Liaison: Library Director Alexandra S. Gressitt accepts correspondence on behalf of the Commission.

2020 Commission Meeting Packets