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

2021 Board of Trustees Meetings

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Date Location
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 5:00 p.m. | Agenda Daume
Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 5:00 p.m. | Meeting Cancelled Daume
Monday, February 22, 2021, 2:00 p.m. | Retiree Health Care Meeting | Agenda Daume
Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 5:00 p.m. | Agenda Daume
Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 5:00 p.m. | Agenda Daume
Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 5:00 p.m. | Agenda Daume
Zoom Meeting
Monday, May 24, 2021, 2:00 p.m. | Retiree Health Care Meeting | Agenda Daume
Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 5:00 p.m. | Agenda Daume
Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 5:00 p.m. | Agenda Daume
Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Cancelled
Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 5:00 p.m. | Agenda Daume
Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Daume
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Budget Workshop Daume
Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Daume

2021 Proposed Budget

Calculator and financial document

Past Board of Trustees Meetings

2020 Meeting Schedule and Minutes

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Date Location
Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Ellis
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Cancelled
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Petersburg
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Cancelled
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Video Conference
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Video Conference
Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Daume
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Cancelled
Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 5:30 p.m. Special Board Meeting – DTE Fermi II Power Plant Daume
Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Newport
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Bedford
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Budget Workshop Daume
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Daume
2004 - 2019 Meeting Minutes
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