Library Board

The Washington County Library Board is an advisory group of Washington County residents appointed by the Washington County Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners is the governing board of the Library and makes decisions with the advice of the Library Director and Library Board. 

Community members interested in learn more about the Library Board should contact Library Director Jacquie Kramer by email or at 651-275-8501. 

Members

The Library Board is made up of seven Washington County residents appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The Library Board must have one citizen from each Commissioner District and two citizens at large. One County Commissioner will also be appointed to serve on the board. The seven members of the Library Board are appointed for three-year terms. 

Board MemberTermDistrict
Mary BurkeJanuary 2023 - December 20251
Winnie WilliamsJanuary 2024 - December 20262
Sarah JansenJanuary 2024 - December 20263
Natalie SeimMarch 2023 - December 20254
Tammy McCullochJanuary 2022 - December 20245
Kathleen FinkJanuary 2023 - December 2025At large
David OlufsonJanuary 2023 - December 2025At large
Commissioner Karla BighamAssigned Annually


Meetings 

The Library Board meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The following are the dates for 2024:

  • Monday, January 22
  • Monday, March 25
  • Monday, May 20
  • Monday, July 29
  • Monday, September 23
  • Monday, November 25
  • Monday, January 27, 2025

Unless otherwise noted, meetings take place at the Washington County Library Administrative Office: 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 55125

Notice of each meeting will be posted online and/or emailed to each member no less than four days ahead of a meeting. 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to each meeting. Minutes are available after they are approved. 

View agendas and minutes in the Agenda Center.

Responsibilities 

The responsibilities of the Library Board include: 

  • Understanding library goals.
  • Providing input on meeting room policies, capital improvement needs, and strategic plans.
  • Providing public support for the library.
  • Reviewing materials reconsideration requests.
  • Supporting legislation that would bring about the greatest good to the greatest number of libraries.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Commissioners.

Operating Procedures

This board operates in accordance with the operating procedures established by the county. Refer to Washington County, Advisory Committees, Boards and Commissions, Governance Policy #6006.

Policy #6006 Source

Minnesota Statues and/or County Board Resolution 80-131, 88-33, 88-120, 91-031, 94-044, 94-058, 94-107.
County Board Motion January 18, 1983
County Board Motion February 27, 1997
County Board Resolution #98-182, December 8, 1998
County Board Motion November 14, 2000
County Board Motion January 14, 2003
County Board Motion May 6, 2003
County Board Motion January 27, 2004
County Board Motion March 28, 2006
Policy #110 renumbered to #6006, June 2006
County Board Motion November 25, 2008
County Board Motion November 17, 2015