Board of Trustees/Reports

The seven-member Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees governs the Mesa County Public Library District. The Board of Trustees adopts and oversees the budget, bylaws and policies; conducts long-range planning; and hires and evaluates the library Director.   Trustees serve a five-year term, renewable once. Trustees are appointed by the Mesa County Commissioners. Trustees are unpaid volunteers.

The Board meets once a month (with the exception of November), usually on the last Thursday. Time is set aside at each meeting for citizens to be heard. We welcome you to join us at our monthly meetings.

Go to Board Meeting Schedule

Go to Library Reports

Public Comment Policy:

The following procedure for public comment is in effect.

  • A public comment period will be provided at all regularly scheduled Board Meetings of the Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees.
  • Citizens of the Mesa County Public Library District may address the Board only during the time specified for public comment unless otherwise allowed by motion and approval of a majority of the trustees.
  • Each speaker is limited to three minutes unless otherwise authorized by motion and approval of a majority of the trustees.
  • The official body authorized by law to act on behalf of the District is the Board of Trustees, not individual trustees, administrative staff or employees.


  • Speakers will address comments to the Board and not to individual trustees, administrators or staff;
  • Trustees will listen to public comment and consider the comments during their deliberations as a Board;
  • Trustees will not answer questions or engage in debate during the public comment period;
  • Speakers may be directed to staff or other sources for responses to questions raised during the public comment period.

This Policy was adopted by a unanimous vote of the Library Board of Trustees in their regularly scheduled meeting on September 27, 2012

Current Trustees

2016 Officers: Elaine Barnett – President, Laurie Tashiro – Vice President, Dean DiDario – Secretary

Trustees: Barry Blanchard – Trustee, Cindy Cyphers – Trustee, Jean Yale – Trustee, Chris Mahre – Trustee


Board Meeting Schedule, Agendas/Notices and Minutes

All regularly scheduled meeting are on the last Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Library Community Room 2 unless otherwise noted on the agenda. There is no meeting in November and an early meeting in December.

2016 Meeting Schedule

January 12 (Good Governance Committee) / Agenda

January 18 (Executive Committee) / Agenda

January 28/ Agenda / Minutes

February 25 / Agenda / Minutes

March 31  / Agenda / Minutes

April 25 (Finance Committee) / Notice

April 28 / Agenda / Minutes

May 26 / Agenda / Minutes

June 16 (Executive Committee) / Notice

June 30 / Agenda / Minutes

July 21 (Personnel Committee) / Notice

July 28 / Agenda / Minutes

August 10 (Good Governance Committee) / Notice

August 25 / Agenda / Minutes

September 29 / Agenda

October 27 (Good Governance Committee) / Notice / Agenda

October 27 / Agenda

December 1 /

2015 Meeting Schedule

January 29 / AgendaMinutes

February 10 (Good Governance Committee) / Agenda

February 26 / Agenda / Minutes

March 10 (Good Governance Committee) / Agenda

March 26 / Agenda / Minutes

March 30 (Finance Committee) / Agenda

April 30 / Agenda / Minutes

May 12 (Finance Committee) / Agenda

May 28 / Agenda / Minutes

June 17 (Executive Committee) / Agenda

June 25 / Agenda / Minutes

July 16 (Good Governance Committee) / Agenda

July 20 / Notice

July 23 / Agenda / Minutes

August 5 (Good Governance Committee) / Agenda

August 27 / Notice / Agenda / Minutes

August 21 (Finance Committee) / Agenda

September 24 / Notice / Agenda / Minutes

September 29 / Notice

October 14 / Notice

October 29 / Agenda / Minutes

November 18 / Notice

December 3 / Agenda / Minutes

Board Meeting Archive for all prior years is available upon request

Resources for Trustees

Library Reports

Additional financial documents are available upon request. Please call Laurie Cole with any budget questions: 970-683-2401

Annual Audit Report

Annual Budgets

Annual/Mid-Year Reports

Strategic Plan


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