- Library Commissioner
Barbara Mackenzie is a native of Indiana, graduate of the University of California Irvine, and 40-year-plus resident of Rohnert Park. She enjoyed a three-decade career in medical management and administration, primarily at Santa Rosa OB/GYN Medical Group, and the Sonoma County Medical Association. A lifelong library lover, she served on the Board of Friends of the Rohnert Park/Cotati Library for nine years, and was appointed to the Rohnert Park Library Advisory Board in 2012. She has been involved in many special events and activities in support of the library through both these organizations. Barbara serves on the Green Music Center Advisory Board and Finance Committee, supports many of the fine programs at the GMC, and is working to strengthen the relationship between the GMC and the library. A community member on the St. Joseph Health System Hospices Advisory Board for almost 20 years, Barbara has also served on its Executive Committee and Long Range Planning Committees. Prior to her Library Commission appointment, Barbara was very active with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Sonoma State University, and served as Advisory Board Member, Ambassador, Science Club co-founder and student field trip organizer. Barbara is an amateur genealogist and photographer, and other favorite activities include exploring parks and cities, attending arts, music and community activities, and reading. She and her husband Jake have enjoyed the company of many cats and dogs over the years, and visit their human extended families in the US and UK as they find the time. Barbara has represented the City of Rohnert Park on the Library Commission since 2014.