Jonathan Piper elected to Portland Public Library Board of Trustees
Preti Flaherty is proud to announce that Jonathan Piper has been elected to serve on the Portland Public Library’s Board of Trustees.
Jon has a long history of service to several local organizations including a twenty-three-year tenure on the Board of Mercy Hospital/Mercy Health System of Maine, culminating in three years as the Chair of the Board. As resident of Falmouth, Jon served on the Town Council, Zoning Board, in the volunteer fire department, as the founder and chair of the Route One Study Committee, and as a coach to several Little League baseball and PeeWee basketball teams.
Chartered in 1867, the Portland Public Library is Maine’s oldest and largest public library system and seeks to be the civic and cultural center of a dynamic region in which citizens are literate, informed and engaged. As a member of the Board of Trustees, Jon aims to help them further that mission.
When asked why he serves on the board, Jon said, “As a First Amendment attorney, I am ever aware of the assaults on our democratic institutions and principles. Professionally and personally each of us must stand for the marketplace of ideas, access to informed facts, and the courage to speak truth to ignorance and demagoguery. Institutions like Portland Public Library are essential to that mission.”
Learn more about the Portland Public Library’s vision, here.