Michael Bates, Village Trustee

Michael Bates has served as Board Treasurer, and in 2021, took up the role of Village of Butler Trustee Liaison. Mike enjoyed the small library in Dexter, NY, where as a child, he spent hours reading and checking out classic rock record albums. His love of books and audio media sources has led to reading 50-100 books per year and collecting over 2,500 record albums and compact discs.

Michael’s business career spanned nearly 40 years in operations management, operations consulting, program and project management, and continuous improvement and easily translates these skills to strategic planning, financial management, and operational efficiencies for the Butler Library. The relevancy of the small-town library is at a critical juncture and Michael is excited to support the ongoing efforts to bring quality products and services to Butler Library patrons.