Library Board

Meetings 

All Library Board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of every other month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meeting dates for 2022 are: 

  • Monday, January 24
  • Monday, March 28
  • Monday, May 23
  • Monday, July 25
  • Monday, September 26
  • Monday, November 28

Unless otherwise noted, meetings will take place at the Library Administrative Office (8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 55125). Meeting locations are subject to change.

The meeting notice will be posted on the Library website and/or emailed to each member no less than four (4) days in advance of a meeting.


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Members

Board MemberTermDistrict
Mary BurkeJanuary 2020 - December 20221
Cindy Kallstrom January 2021 - December 20232
Michael ReevesJanuary 2021 - December 20233
Shawn Foster-HuotJanuary 2020 - December 20224
Tammy McCullochJanuary 2019 - December 20215
Sunday OlayinkaJanuary 2020 - December 2022At large
David OlufsonJanuary 2020 - December 2022At large


Composition 

The Library Board consists of the following members, all of whom are residents of Washington County:

7 members appointed by the County Board of Commissioners consisting of:

  • 1 citizen from each Commissioner District
  • 2 citizens at large
  • 1 County Commissioner appointed to serve ex officio by the County Board of Commissioners


Terms 

The 7 members are appointed for 3-year terms. Library Board members may be appointed. All terms shall end with the fiscal year. Reference and follow Policy #6006.


Purpose 

The Library Board is authorized under 2005 Laws of Minnesota, Chapter 13, provide public library services to Washington County residents who live outside of Stillwater and Bayport, which operate city libraries. The Washington County Library Advisory Board is advisory to the Library Director who advises the Washington County Board of Commissioners, which is the governing board of the Library.


Responsibilities 

  • Understands library goals
  • Provide input on room policies
  • Provides public support for the library
  • Provide input on strategic plans
  • Reviews materials reconsideration requests
  • Provide input on capital improvement needs
  • Supports budget requests
  • Supports legislation that would bring about the greatest good to the greatest number of libraries
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the County Board


Operating Procedures

This board operates in accordance with the operating procedures established by the county. Refer to Washington County, Advisory Committees, Boards and Commissions, Governance Policy #6006.


Policy #6006 Source

Minnesota Statues and/or County Board Resolution 80-131, 88-33, 88-120, 91-031, 94-044, 94-058, 94-107.
County Board Motion January 18, 1983
County Board Motion February 27, 1997
County Board Resolution #98-182, December 8, 1998
County Board Motion November 14, 2000
County Board Motion January 14, 2003
County Board Motion May 6, 2003
County Board Motion January 27, 2004
County Board Motion March 28, 2006
Policy #110 renumbered to #6006, June 2006
County Board Motion November 25, 2008
County Board Motion November 17, 2015