Board directors Literacy Council, 1986-1991, Memphis National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1989-1993, Memphis Grants Information Center, 1992-1997, secretary, 1993-1995. Board directors Memphis Literacy Foundation, 1988-1992, vice president, 1989-1990. Board directors Goals for Memphis, 1988-1993, chair education committee, 1989-1991, chair nominating committee, 1992, leadership academy, since 1999.
Board directors University Memphis Society, 1998-2004. Board member Community Services Agency, 2000-2005, finance committee, 2002, board directors, 2002-2005, vice president, 2003-2005. Executive advisory board Children's Museum, 1988-1994, executive advisory council University Memphis, 1989-1999.
Allocations subcommittee United Way, 1989-1991, allocations committee Memphis Arts Council, 100 for the Arts, 1989-1991, Library. Self-study Committee University Memphis. President advisory council Lemoyne College.
Search committee for dean libraries University Memphis, 1999-2001. Advisory committee Memphis Symphony Orchestra, since 2003. Vice president Tennshare, 2004-2005, president, 2005-2007.
Board member, treasurer Mid South Reads, 2004-2006, member board governors, since 2006. Member of American Library Association (chairman intellectual freedom committee 1985-1987, member council 1992-1999, member nominating committee 2001-2002), Association Public Administrators (midsouth chapter, Administrator of Year 2002), Public Library. Association (vice president, president 1994-1995), Memphis Library.
Council, Urban Libraries Council, Tennessee Library. Association, Rotary (board directors 1992-1994, secretary 1993-1994, chair membership development committee 1994-1995, board directors 2004-2006), Beta Phi Mu.