Board of Trustees
Monona Library Board Mission Statement
The Library Board is a semi-automomous body of seven persons empowered by State Law and City ordinance to act as the governing body of the Library, following the by-laws adopted in 1982. The Board's specific list of legal responsibilities includes:
- Determining the goals and objectives of the Library in order to plan and carry out library services
- Determining and adopting written policies to govern all aspects of the operation of the Library
- Preparing an annual budget and having exclusive control of all monies appropriated by the City Council or given to the library through gifts, bequests, contracts, grants or awards
- Employing a competent staff to administer its policies and carry out its programs
The Board is also an arm of City government with members appointed by the City Council and its principal operating funds are approved by the City Council. The Board, therefore seeks at all times to work in harmony with City policies in all areas that do not conflict with its statutory powers. The Board consists of seven members, including one City Council representative and one representative from the School District. The Board President is elected each year by the Members.
Benjamin Redding, President
Todd Stebbins, Vice President
Doug Wood, Monona City Council Representative
Val Edwards, Monona Grove School District Representative
Library Board Agendas and Minutes
The Monona Library Board typically meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Monona Library in the Conference Room at 7 pm. For questions about the Board or to be put on the agenda, please call the Library Director at 216-7458.
To view Library Board agendas, minutes, and informational packets as they become available, please visit the City of Monona's website.