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Who We Are

The Larkspur Library Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors and their officers. The efforts of the Board and its officers are entirely voluntary. These volunteers donate their time and talent to growing the Foundation so that it can continue to provide support for the Larkspur Library, known affectionately as the "World's Greatest Little Library".

Board of Directors

A Founder of the Foundation and current President; member of the Larkspur Planning Commission 1982-1991; Larkspur City Council member 1991-2003; Mayor 1996 and 2001; lawyer, law office in San Francisco; graduate of Santa Clara University (B.A. History), University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D.) and Columbia School of Law (LLM); resident of Larkspur since 1972.


“The Library is a center of vitality in Larkspur; and I want to help nourish the light of learning and joy of reading in our community.”

Larry Lanctot, President

Lois Patton, Assistant Treasurer

A Founder of the Foundation who has long served as a director and its Treasurer. Graduate of University of Redlands (B.A.), University of California, Berkeley (secondary and elementary teaching credentials). She has been a resident of Larkspur for 45 years.


“The Larkspur Library is a special place and an important part of why the City of Larkspur is so special. The Foundation provides much needed support, and I am happy to be a member of the board.

Lori Ocheltree, Secretary


Partner in law firm Duane Morris LLP (international law firm); graduate of University of California - Los Angeles (B.A.); graduate of University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D.).  She grew up in Marin; moved to San Francisco for about ten years and then moved back to Marin.


“My family spent a lot of time at the Larkspur Library when the kids were little.  In my heart I have a very big place for all things that involve reading.  I have been looking for ways to get more involved in the community so this Larkspur Library Foundation Board opportunity is perfect”

Nick Tarlson, Treasurer


Secretary and a Director. Certified Public Accountant and California Probate Referee. Founder of Tarlson & Associates, an independent public accounting firm.

Seattle University (B.A. Business), Golden Gate University (M.S. Taxation), Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley (M.A. Theology). Resident of Larkspur since 1985.

“The Larkspur Library is an essential part of learning, recreation, and entertainment incorporating reading, audio, visual and electronic media the City of Larkspur. A destination for
our residents from their earliest to senior years.”

Philip Terry, Director

A Founder of the Foundation and a Director; a member of the City of Larkspur Library Board for over 35 years; former director of Systems Computer Software at PG&E; poet and painter and a Larkspur resident for 43 years. Graduate of San Francisco State University (BA in History).


“Libraries need more funding and being a member of the Foundation Board allows me an opportunity to support the Larkspur Library, which has given me so much knowledge and pleasure living in Larkspur.”

Wayne Wagner, Director


Wayne is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (B.A.- Management Science) and Stanford University (Masters – Statistics); part of the team developed the index fund at Wells Fargo Bank and ran the first Wilshire 5000 index funds at Wilshire Associates.  He has Co-Authored the book, Millionaire, the best explanation of how an index fund can turn your lunch money into a fortune; he wrote the book The Complete Guide to Securities Transactions; he was a Co-Editor of Investment Management:  Meeting the Noble Challenges of Funding Pensions, Deficits and Growth.


“A great library doesn't have to be big or beautiful. It doesn't have to have the best facilities or the most efficient staff or the most users. A great library provides. It is enmeshed in the life of a community in a way that makes it indispensable. A great library is one nobody notices because it is always there, and always has what people need.” ― Vicki Myron

Michael Futterman, Director

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Michael Futterman is a partner in the San Francisco law firm Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier LLP, where he specializes in corporate law. His practice includes representation of non-
profit and for-profit entities, including service as outside general counsel for 501c3 and 501c6 non-profit corporations. Mr. Futterman is highly involved in the community and has served on the Boards of Trustees for both the Tamalpais Union High School District and the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District.


“The Library provides a valuable service to all members of our
community, young and old.  We are fortunate to have such an important community resource.”


The Larkspur Library Foundation is one of the first non-profit corporations in Marin County, California formed for the purpose of supporting a local public library.


In March 1977 twenty-five dedicated Larkspur citizens signed the organizing documents for the Larkspur Library Foundation. They wanted a non-profit corporation that would provide permanent support for the City of Larkspur's municipal library. The articles of incorporation mention the Foundation's literary and educational purposes "for the advancement of the public library of the City of Larkspur" and to "provide funds for an endowment for the benefit of the public library of Larkspur".


As the articles state, the Larkspur Library Foundation maintains certain funds as a permanent endowment allowing income to be spent for the Library while preserving the endowed principal; and it also maintains other unrestricted funds to support the Library.


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