Left to Right:  Lizannette Tam; Sharon Smoley; Danielle Levien; Nicole Benjamin; Crockett Bohannon

The legislation which created the Orange County Library District provides for a five member Library Board of Trustees. Each member is appointed by the Library District Governing Board (Orange County Board of County Commissioners plus one member appointed by the City of Orlando). Trustees serve four year terms and are eligible to serve two terms. The powers of the Library Board of Trustees include administering, operating, supervising, overseeing, and maintaining library facilities and services for the benefit of the residents of the Orange County Library District.

Nicole Benjamin, Vice President 

Nicole Benjamin

Term of Office: First, January 2022 - December 2025

City or County Appointee: City

Professional Background: President & Attorney, Benjamin Law Firm, P.A.

Hobbies / Personal Interests: Reading, Going to the Beach, Playing Board Games

College / Graduate School Attended: Florida State University & Shepard Broad Law School of Nova Southeastern University

Most Influential Person in My Life:  My Mother.

Favorite Weekend Activity: Spending Time with My Daughters

Favorite Genre of Literature: Fiction

Favorite Author:  James Patterson

Best Book Ever Read: Too Many to List

Latest Book(s) Read:  Becoming Michelle Obama

Favorite Food:  Seafood of Any Kind

Favorite Vacation Spot: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

I'd like to spend a year of my life... Traveling & Eating


Crockett Bohannon, President

Term of Office:  First, January 2020 - December 2023

City or County Appointee: County

Professional Background:
Financial Advisor, Raymond James
Founder, Orlando Divorce Planning
Partner, Foundations Financial Partners, LLC 

Hobbies / Personal Interest:  Ultra-Distance Cycling

College Attended:  University of Central Florida

Most influential person in my life:  My Mother

Personal Statement:  My MISSION is to be known for the quality and impact of my efforts in my community, for my clients and those I am engaged with throughout my life.

Favorite Weekend Activity:  Cycling

Favorite Genre of Literature:  Non-Fiction / Self Development

Favorite Author:  Alex Hutchinson

Best Book Ever Read:  How Bad Do You Want It

Latest Book Read:  The Tour According to G

Favorite Food:  Peanut Butter

Favorite Vacation Spot:  Camping in a tent anywhere

Childhood Spent In:  Born, raised and educated in Central Florida

Favorite High School Subject:  Social Studies

Favorite Music:  Ska

I'd like to spend a year of my life ... Riding My Bike Across America.

Danielle Levien, Trustee

Term of Office:  First, January 2020 - December 2023

City or County Appointee: City

Professional Background:  Communications Manager at Walt Disney World Resorts

Hobbies / Personal Interests:  Reading, Dancing, Hiking, Making Jewelry, Playing Adult Kickball, Volunteering at Church

College Attended:  Rollins College

Most Influential Person in My Life:  My Husband

Personal Statement:  Nevertheless, She Persisisted.

Favorite Weekend Activity:  Exploring the Orlando Brunch Scene After a Summit Church Service

Favorite Genre of Literature:  Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Favorite Author:  Jim Butcher

Best Book Ever Read:  The Entire Dresden Files Series

Latest Book Read:  The 15 Lives of Harry August

Favorite Food:  Spicy Tuna Roll

Favorite Vacation Spot:  New Orleans

Childhood Spent In:  Durham, North Carolina

Favorite High School Subject:  Chemistry

Favorite Music:  Depends on the Day!

I'd like to spend a year of my life ... Sailing Around the World


Sharon Smoley, Trustee

Term of Office:  First, January 2023 - December 2026

City or County Appointee: County

Lizannette Tam, Trustee

Term of Office:  First, January 2021 - December 2024

City or County Appointee: County

Professional Background:
Freelance Artist
New York City Public Schools Teacher of Fine Arts
Florida PTA President (Sunrise Elementary) 2018-2019
Leadership Orange 2018-2019

Hobbies / Personal Interests:
Creating Art, Collecting Art & Event Planning

College Attended:
Brooklyn College, New York - Masters in Art Education
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York - AAS in Fashion Design & BFA in Toy Design

Most Influential Person in My Life:  My Mom

Personal Statement:  I will do my best and look forward to working with the members of this Board to serve the Orange County Library System and our community.

Favorite Weekend Activity:  Spending time with my family

Favorite Genre of Literature:  Fantasy

Favorite Author:  J.R.R. Tolkien

Best Book Ever Read:  Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Favorite Food:  Spanish & Chinese

Favorite Vacation Spot:  Europe

Childhood Spent In:  Brooklyn, New York

Favorite High School Subject:  Art!

Favorite Music:  Depends on my mood

I'd like to spend a year of my life ... Traveling & Sightseeing



Finance Committee:
Chair: TBD

Marketing Committee:
Chair: TBD

Partnership Committee:
Chair: TBD

Personnel Committee:
Chair: Danielle Levien

Planning Committee:
Chair: TBD