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Library and Observatory Management

Administrative Staff

Aaron Espinosa, Director -
Eric McLaughlin, Astronomer -
Robert Rekuc, Library Operations Manager -
TJ Hicks, Programs Coordinator -

Library Board / Council Members

The governing body of the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory.

Richard W. Kite, Mayor -
Iris Smotrich, Mayor Pro-Tem -
G. Dana Hobart, Council Member -
Charles Townsend, Council Member -
Ted Weill, Council Member -
Isaiah Hagerman, City Manager -

Library Advisory Commission

The Commission consists of five members appointed by the City Council. The Commission advises the Library Board/City Council and City staff on the development, operation and maintenance of library services in the City. Contact Aaron Espinosa at

Dr. Carl R. V. Brown
DeeAnn Nichols
Michael Craft Johnson

Observatory Advisory Commission

The seven-member Commission consists of five members who are appointed by the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory Board and two Library and Observatory Board members (ex officio, non-voting). The Commission advises the Library and Observatory Board on policies, procedures, development, use, activities and operations of the Observatory. (Res. No.: 2017-LB-03) Contact Aaron Espinosa at

Maureen Dunn - Chair
Dennis Steel - Vice Chair
Marilyn Bauer
Robert Horn
Robert Rosser
Dana Hobart (ex officio, non-voting member)
Charles Townsend (ex officio, non-voting member)

We Are Here to Serve!

If you need any help beyond this website, we are at the library 9AM - 6PM, Monday through Saturday, and open late Wednesdays until 8PM. Please do not hesitate to call us at 760-341-7323 or send an email to!
Aaron Espinosa, Library Director

All of our programs are funded by the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory Foundation

For more information, please call (760) 341-7323, extension 605.