Board of Trustees

Monroe County Public Library is under the direction of a seven-member board of trustees who serve without pay. Board members are appointed for four-year staggered terms: two by the County Commissioners, three by the School Corporations, and two by the County Council.

 
Members Appointing Authority

Original Appointment

Term

Term ends
John A. WalshPresidentCounty Council

February 2006

3rd Term

1-31-2018

Melissa PogueVice PresidentRichland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation

February 2009

2nd Term

1-31-2017
David L. FergusonTreasurerMonroe County Commissioners

February 2008

3rd Term

1-31-2020
Fred RisingerSecretaryCounty Council

April 2007

3rd Term

1-31-2019
 Kari Isaacson Esarey Trustee Monroe County Community School Corporation

March 2009

2nd Term

1-31-2017
Katherine E. LoserTrusteeCounty Commissioners

August 2015

1st Term

1-31-2018
Valerie MerriamTrusteeMonroe County Community School Corporation

February 2011

2nd Term

1-31-2019

Regular meetings: Third Wednesday of every month at 5:45 p.m. in Meeting Room 1B, first floor.

The board is the policy-making body of the Library and determines such matters as hours open, holidays, vacations, salaries, and also works with the Director in preparing the Library budget. The board hires and advises the Director in the operation of the Library. The board meets monthly; meetings are open to the public. Meeting agenda with time and location are posted in various locations in the library 48 hours in advance. Meetings are cablecast live on the government channel of Community Access Television Services (CATS).