New Heights Libraries board member Tyler McTigue

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library is pleased to announce the appointment of its newest board member, Tyler McTigue. His term will begin in January 2021.

McTigue, who is the director of enterprise solutions sales for Acuity Brands, has lived in Cleveland Heights for nine years and will serve a seven-year term on the Library board, replacing outgoing board president James K. Roosa, whose 10 years of service ended in December 2020.

“To say I am humbled to serve the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library System as a Library Trustee, is an understatement,” said McTigue. “I am incredibly proud of the Heights and hope to help Heights Libraries continue to open doors for the people of our great city to diverse opportunities and ideas.”

McTigue continued, “COVID-19 has forever changed how our world operates, and I’d like to support the Library’s efforts to bring their services to people wherever they are.”

Outgoing Board president Roosa was appointed in 2010 to finish out three remaining years of the term of a trustee who resigned from the board. Roosa was then appointed for a new seven-year term.

Heights Libraries Director Nancy Levin presents outgoing board president Jim Roosa with a resolution honoring his 10 years of service

His 2010-2020 tenure included the Library’s acquisition of the Coventry PEACE Campus, the creation of the Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center (HKIC), the passage of the 2014 levy, and the renovation of the University Heights branch.

“Jim is a business attorney with Roosa Co. LPA and Adjunct professor at Cleveland Marshall College of Law, so his legal experience and knowledge were incredibly helpful during his term,” said Heights Libraries Director Nancy Levin. “We will miss his expertise, and his passion for the Library.”

“I will miss the opportunity to collaborate on a regular basis with all of the Board members with whom I’ve had the privilege of working over the last 10 years,” said Roosa, who has lived in Cleveland Heights for 20 years. “They are all incredibly committed to the Library.”

Roosa has been succeeded as board president by Dana Fluellen, who previously served as vice president and chair of the operations committee.

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