Board of Trustees

The Monroe County Library System enriches the quality of life for all residents of the county by providing free access to informational, educational and recreational resources.

MCLS Mission Statement

The Monroe County Library System is organized as a county library under Michigan law, but is operated independently of county government and receives no appropriated county funding.

The Library System is governed by a five member Board of Trustees, appointed to five-year terms by the Monroe County Board of Commissioners.

The Library Board establishes all Library policies, adopts an annual operating budget, and hires a Director to administer the operations of the Library.

The Library Board conducts its business during regular monthly meetings which are open to the public and are held in branch libraries throughout the system. The Board adopts its annual meeting calendar on or before January of each year. Most Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 5 PM. Any changes in meeting times, dates, or locations are posted in advance. To confirm a meeting date, time, or location please call the library’s business office at 241-5770.

Board Member Position Term
     
Catharine Calder Chairperson July 1, 1995 – December 31, 2020
Rob Peven Vice-Chairperson December 15, 2020 – December 31, 2021
Beth LaPensee Secretary March 1, 2020 – December 31, 2023
Bernie Smith Trustee January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2024
Michael Grodi Trustee January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2022

 

2022 Board of Trustees Meetings

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Date Location
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. | Agenda Ellis
Zoom
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. Cancelled
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. | Agenda Daume
Zoom
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. | Agenda Daume
Zoom
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. | Agenda Bedford
Zoom
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. | Agenda Carleton
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. | ​Agenda Frenchtown
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. Ida
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. Petersburg
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. South Rockwood
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. | Budget Workshop Daume
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 5:05 p.m. Daume

 

2022 Monroe County Library System Retiree Health Care Calendar

Date Location
Monday, February 28, 2022
Reorganize and elect officers | Risk analysis discussion
Daume
Monday, May 16, 2022
Review annual audit report | (MAPERS May 21-24, Grand Traverse Resort)
Daume
Monday, August 22, 2022
Review Actuarial report for retiree health care | Review investment policy
Daume
Monday, November 28, 2022
Set meeting schedule | Review trustee term expiration | Gather materials for annual report for retirees
Daume

 

2022 Proposed Budget

Calculator and financial document

Past Board of Trustees Meetings

2021 Meeting Minutes
2020 Meeting Minutes

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2004 - 2019 Meeting Minutes