Library Board

Galesburg Municipal Code, Title IX, General Regulations, Chapter 96, Library Board, Section 96.02

22.2 Organization. The affairs of said Library shall be directed by a Library Board consisting of nine citizens of the City of Galesburg, appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Council.

Library Board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the Galesburg Public Library 40 East Simmons Street.

Illinois Compiled Statutes, 75 ILCS 5'4-1 et.seq.

4-1 Board of Directors of cities - appointment when the corporate authorities of a city establish a public library, the mayor shall, with the approval of the city council, appoint a board of nine directors chosen from city residents with reference to their fitness for such office. Not more than one member of the city council shall be at any one time a member of the library board.

4-1.1 Board of Directors in cities - Tenure of initial members - successors - removal. The first library directors of a city shall hold office one-third for one year, one-third for two years, and one-third for three years, from the first of July following their appointment, and at their first regular meeting shall cast lots for the respective terms. Annually thereafter the mayor shall, before the first of July of each year, appoint as before three directors, to take the place of the retiring directors, who shall hold office for three years and until their successors are appointed. The mayor may remove any director in the manner provided in Section 5/4-4 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes.

Members and 3-year term expiration

Laurie Muelder, June 30, 2021
Stephen Bailey, June 30, 2019
Mary Phillips, June 30, 2019
Melvin Silverly, June 30, 2019
Roger Williamson, June 30, 2020
Craig Connolly, June 30, 2020
Heather Hellenga, June 30, 2021
Martin Reichel, June 30, 2020
Sarah Brakenburg, June 30, 2021
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