Board of Trustees

The Garfield County Public Library District is governed by a board of seven trustees appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Garfield County. Efforts are made to have at least one trustee from each of the communities served by a Garfield County Branch Library.

Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month. Meeting location changes monthly; check our board meeting schedule to see where the next meeting will be held. Regular board meetings begin at 2:00 pm and are free and open to the public.

Click here to access the notice of the next board meeting on Thursday, February 1 at 2 p.m. at the New Castle Branch Library.

Click here to watch the board meeting from February 1, 2024.

 

Position Open: Seeking Candidates for the Board of Trustees
The Garfield County Libraries Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to fill an existing term ending on December 31, 2025 and represent the Rifle area. The appointee would then be eligible to volunteer to serve two additional three-year terms.

The seven-member Board of Trustees is the governing body for Garfield County Public Library District, a public library district serving Garfield County. Appointees to the Board of Trustees are chosen from residents within Garfield County. The existing Board of Trustees recommends new members to the Board of County Commissioners for appointment.

The Board sets policies, adopts the annual budget, supervises the work of the Executive Director, and determines the general strategic direction of the Library District. The Board is established under the laws of the State of Colorado. Trustees represent the Library District to the community and advocate for the Library District at the local and state levels.

Applicants must reside in Garfield County. Trustees are expected to support the Library District’s mission, vision, and values through the following actions: Ensuring financial stability, investing in staff development, providing service advocacy, and promoting Library District innovation. Trustees serve as volunteers without compensation. Regular meetings are on the first Thursday of each month.

In order to apply, please submit a letter of interest that elaborates on why you are interested in this position, the skills you would bring to the Board, and what you see as the top issues or challenges facing Garfield County Libraries and how you would assist fellow Board members in addressing these issues. Please also include any professional experience, volunteer work, or memberships that you believe would enhance your effectiveness as a Trustee. 

Please submit your letter of interest by mail to:
Jamie LaRue, Executive Director
Garfield County Libraries
207 East Avenue
Rifle, CO 81650
Or via email to: jlarue@gcpld.org

Applications will be accepted until March 23 and will be evaluated by the Garfield County Libraries Board of Trustees. 

Applicants will receive a packet with more information. The selected candidate must be approved by the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners.

Thank you for your interest in Garfield County Libraries!

Board Members

Jocelyn Durrance, Vice President
  • Carbondale
Term expires: 12/31/2024
Michelle Foster
Michelle Foster, Treasurer
  • Parachute
Term expires: 12/31/2025
John Mallonee
John Mallonee
  • Member at Large
Term expires: 12/31/2026
Crystal Mariscal
  • New Castle
Term expires: 12/31/2025
Adrian Rippy-Sheehy
Adrian Rippy-Sheehy, President
  • Silt
Term expires: 12/31/2026
Susan Use
Susan Use, Secretary
  • Glenwood Springs
Term expires: 12/31/2024

Upcoming Board Meeting Dates and Packets

DATE LOCATION BOARD PACKET
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 2:00pm Silt Branch Library
Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 2:00pm Glenwood Springs Branch Library
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 2:00pm Parachute Branch Library
Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 2:00pm Carbondale Branch Library
Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 2:00pm Glenwood Springs Branch Library
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 2:00pm Parachute Branch Library
Thursday, September 5, 2024 - 2:00pm Carbondale Branch Library
Thursday, October 3, 2024 - 2:00pm Rifle Branch Library
Thursday, November 7, 2024 - 2:00pm Silt Branch Library
Thursday, December 5, 2024 - 2:00pm New Castle Branch Library

Past Board Meeting Dates and Packets

DATE LOCATION BOARD PACKET
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 10:00am Rifle Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 2:00pm New Castle Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 2:00pm Rifle Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 2:00pm New Castle Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 2:00pm Silt Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 2:00pm Rifle Branch Library Download Board Packet
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 2:00pm Download Board Packet
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 9:00am Glenwood Springs Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 2:00pm Carbondale Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, August 3, 2023 - 2:00pm Parachute Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, July 6, 2023 - 2:00pm Glenwood Springs Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 2:00pm Carbondale Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 2:00pm Parachute Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 9:00am Download Board Packet
Monday, April 24, 2023 - 1:00pm Download Board Packet
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 2:00pm Glenwood Springs Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 2:00pm Silt Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 2:00pm New Castle Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 2:00pm Rifle Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 2:00pm New Castle Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 2:00pm Silt Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 2:00pm Rifle Branch Library Download Board Packet
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 8:30am Glenwood Springs Branch Library Download Board Packet
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 2:00pm Carbondale Branch Library Download Board Packet