Board of Trustees

Governance

The Ottawa Library is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of seven members, each of whom is appointed for a term of four years by the Mayor and whose appointment is approved by the City Commissioners. These terms are staggered. The Mayor is an ex-officio member of the Board. Board members may be reappointed to a second four-year term. The Library Board elects officers for one-year terms beginning in April

Members

  • Tom Shrimplin, President

  • Deb Henningsen, Vice-President

  • Sharon Geiss, Secretary

  • Jody Lancaster, Treasurer

  • Linda Normile

  • Sara Stauffer

  • Lindsey Humphrey

  • Gloria Kruse, NEKLS Representative

  • Eric Crowley, Mayor / Member ex-officio

Meetings

The Board generally holds meetings on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 PM, subject to change based on holidays and severe weather. These meetings are open to the public, staff, and press. Meetings, held in-person, are held in the Study Session room on the main floor of City Hall. 

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Minutes

Meeting minutes can be found on our Documents & Policies page.​