Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Barrie Public Library is governed under the Provincial Public Libraries Act by a nine member board appointed for four years by City Council. The Board is made up of representatives from the public, City Council, and the Public and Catholic school boards.  

The Board's role is to:

  • provide overall policy direction in order to position the library as a community partner
  • advocate on behalf of the community for adequate funding to deliver library services
  • ensure that good management practices are followed

Austin Mitchell

Vice Chair

Austin was appointed to the Board of Trustees in early 2016. As a resident of Barrie since 2009, he has been a regular patron of the library, a tradition he shares with his wife, Jenna, and son, Jonas. He has wanted to give back to the community in an active way for several years, and the Library, a service he regularly enjoys, was where he wanted to focus his contributions. Austin looks forward to ensuring the community’s library needs are met for many years to come.

Using the extensive knowledge he has gained relating to Not for Profit and Municipal organizations during his career, Austin will help ensure the library excels as its community continues to grow.

Austin can be reached at

Sergio Morales

Councillor Representative

Sergio is the councillor of Barrie’s Ward 9, and a Councillor Representative on the Barrie Public Library Board of Trustees.

Raised in Barrie’s north-east end and now representing the growing south-east, Sergio considers himself an ‘all-Barrie resident’ with deep roots in our community. He understands both the rich history that this town owes its past to and the exciting future this city is heading towards.

As a member of the Barrie Public Library Board & the councillor where the Painswick Branch is located, Sergio hopes to bring his energy, bold ideas, and vision to ensure that our library network, in both old and new Barrie, become a thriving community hub for all to enjoy.

Sergio can be reached at

Keenan Aylwin

Councillor Representative

Keenan is the Councillor Representative for Barrie's Ward 2 and was appointed to the Barrie Public Library Board in 2018.

Keenan can be reached at 

Michael Sauro


Michael was born in London, Ontario and attended the University of Western Ontario earning a double Honours degree in Political Science & History. He worked in Leadership Development and Transitional services for the University focusing on students entering their first year of post-secondary. Michaels' post-graduate studies were in the field of Human Resources and he continued his career working in labour relations and human resources roles.

Michael's hobbies include politics, finance/stocks and he is an active film enthusiast.

Michael has been a resident of Barrie since 2007 and is thankful for the opportunity to serve the City on the Board of Trustees.

Michael can be reached at

Robin Munro


Robin can be contacted at