Board Members

Library board members need to be actively interested in the improvement of library services. They should be available to attend monthly meetings, and be willing to take the time to remain informed about library issues. To be eligible to be nominated to run for the Board of Trustees you must be over the age of 18, a member of the Grand Forks & District Public Library in good standing, and live in Area C, Area D, or the City of Grand Forks.

If you’re interested in joining the board, or just want to find out more, give us a call or drop by the library to pick up or hand in a nomination form.

Click here for Nomination Form.

Board Members

  • Mary Kierans (Chair)
  • Michelle Boyd (Vice Chair)
  • Chris Jonat (Treasurer)
  • Ralph Russell
  • William Pritchard
  • Cheryl Ahrens
  • Katie Mitchell
  • Brendan Wheaton

Our Library Board is elected from the membership of the Library. One member is appointed as a representative from the City of Grand Forks, Area “C” or Area “D”. Every year we hold elections for four of the eight elected positions on the Library Board. Each Board Member commits to a two year term.

Board Meetings

Board meetings are normally held at 10:00AM on the third Wednesday of each month, at the library.

Board meetings are open to the public. If you wish to make a presentation to the Board, please follow this Delegation Procedure.

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Minutes from previous board meetings can be viewed here. To view the official board package and complete minutes from previous meetings please ask the Library Director in person at the library or call to arrange an appointment.

Annual General Meetings

Each year, the Library Association holds an Annual General Meeting of the Association. At this time the results of the election to the Library Board is announced, the Financial Statements are presented, the Annual Report is presented, and the Membership may make changes to the Library By-Laws.

If you wish to make a motion to review a Library By-Law please use the following Notice of Motion document to submit your change. Click here for the Notice of Motion: Library By-Law Review document. Bylaws may only be changed at the Annual General Meeting.