Eligibility to Vote
- Registered to vote by the Onondaga County Board of Elections
- Resident of the Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) District 30 days prior to the vote
- 18 years of age or older
- A U.S. citizen
How to Vote
- In Person – the polling place for this year’s election and budget vote will be inside the pole barn at NOPL Cicero.
- Mail/Absentee – you can download and print a ballot using the links below, request one to be included in your curbside pickup, or we can mail one to you. If you would like a ballot included when you pickup items, let the library know when you call to schedule your pickup appointment. If you need one mailed to you, please call (315) 699-2534.
Mail/Absentee Instructions: If you print your ballot, make sure to print and return both pages on separate sheets of paper. Completed ballots can be returned to the library by mail, with the drop-off of your returns, or in-person. All mail/absentee ballots must be received by October 14 to be counted. To mail your ballot, send to: NOPL Administrative Office, 8686 Knowledge Ln, Cicero, NY 13039.
Trustees Seeking Election or Reelection
I am a 27 year resident of Brewerton, and retired from the FAA after working 25 years as an Air Traffic Controller. I have been a NOPL Trustee for the past eight years, serving as Board President for the last two years. Since March I’ve been working with the Director and the Board as we’ve planned and enacted NOPL’s Covid 19 response. I’m proud of how we continue to expand our services as safely and responsibly as possible. Also, during my tenure on the Board I have served on the Contract Negotiating Committee. We successfully negotiated a new contract with the NOPL Staff Association, and will soon be entering negotiations for the next contract. I participated in the successful search to hire our new Director. With the Director we renegotiated contracts with our vendors so that they more efficiently serve the NOPL community. I have been a Library Farm advocate since its inception, and have enjoyed growing vegetables on one of our garden plots for the last five years. I look forward to continuing to serve the community by assisting NOPL with its innovative and evolving programs.
My name is Lisa Wells and I have been a Brewerton resident for over 15 years and a loyal patron of the Brewerton NOPL for almost 30 years! My husband and I have three sons ranging from a Central Square Senior to an ESF sophomore to an ESF graduate employed as a paper engineer in Vermont. I am a Special Education teacher in Pulaski and have taught high school English, Middle School English, and was the Brewerton Elementary librarian for a time as well. As a card-holding library patron since age 5, I have regularly visited my local library for storytime, computer use, book and movie borrowing, and am a fan of the Libby app where I borrow an abundance of audio books! I hold a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and am always looking for new ways to engage learners in reading, writing and communications. In addition to teaching, I am a robotics coach and judge local robotics competitions, and a Scout leader through which I mentor many youth in the community and am an active member of Divine Mercy Parish.
I have served as a NOPL Board of Trustee for the past eight years which has been a fulfilling and rewarding experience. If I am re-elected, I will help NOPL continue to enhance the libraries to strengthen community connections, inspire innovation, promote literacy and learning for all ages, and much more… I have lived in the Cicero-North Syracuse area all of my life. I am married to Debra and have two daughters Emily (21) and Maria (16). Emily is entering her senior year at Ithaca college as a violinist and Maria will be a junior at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. I enjoy spending time with my family, photography, and radio control airplanes. Thank you for the opportunity to help make NOPL the community hub it is.
My name is Kelly Flaherty. My husband Patrick and I have resided in Cicero for almost 18 years. We have two sons in college. Owen is a political science major in his junior year at the University of Rochester. Ryan is a freshman at Clarkson University in the civil engineering program. I have been a teacher in the North Syracuse Central School District for the past 14 years. I started at Roxboro Road Middle School as the AIS reading teacher. Three years ago, I left my classroom to work with teachers in the district as an instructional coach for literacy. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I am passionate about reading and meeting with my book club. And finally, I work on being active daily, especially with our dog Milo.
North Syracuse District
“It’s surprising how much of memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.”~ Barbara Kingsolver. Reading is like this for me. Phrases, words, meaning stored in my mind, there for me when I need them. Corey Phillip Robeson has a bachelor’s degree in history from the State University ofNew York at Oswego. He currently works for Wegmans Food Market as a Team Leader in the produce department. He has worked at Wegmans for seven years and enjoys working with the public and the variety of work his role provides him. Corey has been married for three years and lives in North Syracuse with his wife and stepdaughter. They are frequent visitors to the library, from children story hour to history lectures and book clubs. In his spare time, Corey enjoys spending time with his family, reading everything from literary fiction to sports history, listening to music (traveling as far as four hours away to see his favorite bands), endurance bicycling (looking to do a hundred mile ride this summer), and can name the winner and loser of every World Series since 1972 and every Super Bowl. Corey looks forward to serving the community as a member of the NOPL Board.