Lesley Bell

Volunteer, Thunder Bay

Lesley is a retired library administrator. Born and raised in Thunder Bay, she returned to the city in 2012 after a successful library career in Southern Ontario. Lesley’s most recent position was as CEO of the Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery. Before Belleville, she had a 20 year career in the Toronto Public Library system, where she managed programs, collections and services at the Toronto Reference Library. Lesley is an active community volunteer. She is currently a member of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery’s Board of Directors. Her past volunteer positions include a seven year term as a member of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Northwestern Grant Review Team, and five years as Chair of the Grants and Scholarships Committee of the Thunder Bay Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees.