Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Application

The Board of Trustees meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 5pm in the Genealogy Room of the library.

What is the role of the Board of Trustees?

In order to provide quality library service to Henry County, the Henry County Public Library requires a working team of a Library Director and a Board of Trustees who are informed and make the necessary decisions. It is critical that each person appointed to the Board of Trustees be willing to perform the duties of a trustee. Trustees receive no payment for their work.

The Library Board is composed of five trustees who are appointed by the County Judge Executive with the approval of the fiscal court from a list provided by the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. The term of office is four years, and a Trustee may fill an unexpired term and/or serve for two consecutive terms (four-years each). The Board will actively seek applicants to fill any vacancy that occurs.

Prospective Trustees should be aware of the following criteria, which will be used by the other Board members of the Henry County Public Library in evaluating candidates for the vacant position. A Trustee must:

  • Commit the time that is necessary to carry out the duties of a Trustee. This includes time to become and stay knowledgeable about public library issues, to attend Board meetings, and to carry out Board assignments.
  • Be genuinely interested in public libraries and understand the importance of public libraries in meeting the educational, recreational, and informational needs of the community.
  • Understand the local community, its social and cultural needs, and be willing to communicate those needs to the Board.
  • Be able to work with others to reach a common goal.
  • Be open-minded, intellectually curious, and respectful of the opinions of others.
  • Have the courage to plan creatively and direct the effective implementation of those plans.
  • Be able to withstand pressures and prejudice that would restrict or prevent equal library service to all.

What Trustees Do:

  • Set library policy
  • Employ and evaluate the director
  • Plan for the future
  • Monitor the library’s effectiveness
  • Be an advocate for the library
  • Do anything else necessary for the proper management of the library

Current Trustees:

Rev. Dr. Thomas Minton, President
Second Term Expires: June 30, 2024

Karen Fisher, Secretary
Second Term Expires: June 30, 2026

Dianne Brammell, Vice-President
Second Term Expires: June 30, 2024

Ellen Suetholz, Treasurer
First Term Expires: July 31, 2026

LeAnne Yancey, Member
Filling Previous Member's Term, Expires: June 30, 2027

Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes not available on the website are available at the Henry County Public Library. Please call the library and ask to speak with the Director to obtain copies of earlier meeting minutes.