The Library

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About the Library Board

The Library Board is composed of nine members who serve no more than two three-year staggered terms of office. Five members are appointed by the Mayor of Springfield to represent the city and four are appointed by the Greene County Commission to represent the county.

The function of the Library Board is to set policy, approve the annual budget and hire the Director. Board committees are appointed by the Board President.

The Board holds regularly scheduled monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at a branch library. The committees, Finance & Personnel, Buildings & Grounds and Programs, Services & Technology, meet as needed throughout the year.

Library Board of Trustees Members 2017-2018


  • Michele Risdal-Barnes

    President
    County
    2nd term ending 2020
  • Steven Ehase

    Vice President
    County
    2nd term ending 2019
  • Ashley Norgard

    Secretary
    City
    1st term ending 2018
  • Derek Fraley

    Treasurer
    County
    1st term ending 2018

  • Bill Garvin

    City
    1st term ending 2018

  • Andrea McKinney

    City
    2nd term ending 2019

  • Katie Moore

    County
    1st term ending 2019

  • Matthew Simpson

    City
    2nd term ending 2020

  • Cindy Waites

    City
    1st term ending 2020

2017-18 Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

Board meetings will begin at 4 p.m., except for the April retreat, in the community room of the following branch libraries. Click on the branch name for directions to the Library.

2017-18 Board Meeting Minutes