The Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) is happy to announce Kendra N. Smith, vice president of community health at Mercy Health, as the newest Library Trustee. Bringing universal access to a broad range of information is at the heart of the Library’s mission and having Kendra part of the team will further TLCPL’s reach and commitment to the community.
“It is an honor, to join the Board of the Toledo Lucas County Library. The Library has repeatedly shown itself to be a strong community partner committed to creating an atmosphere that prioritizes community need and uplifts social interaction, education, resources and services. The opportunity to support the TLCPL team, patrons and facilities is a great opportunity to continue supporting the Toledo/Lucas County community,“ said Smith.
Kendra Smith received her master’s degree in Urban Studies and Community Development from Cleveland State University before moving to Chicago to work in real estate development and construction management. She found herself in Toledo after being offered a position with the Toledo Museum of Art to work on an initiative focusing on urban planning. From the Toledo Museum of Art, to ProMedica, and now to Mercy Health, Smith has built a career that supports the community and aligns with her passion of providing a better future for undeserved neighborhoods.
“As an avid reader and lifelong learner, libraries have always been important to me. While I am a mostly digital user of our library’s resources, I am excited to make a stronger connection to our branches, and in person services and resources, ensuring everyone can access our library in the manner they most prefer,” said Smith.