Governance

The following policies are those developed by the Executive Committee of Northwest Kansas Library System. Each Policy is reviewed yearly and appropriate changes are made.

The NWKLS Budget and Strategic Plan are developed by standing subcommittees that consists of members from both the Full Board and Executive Committee. Each Budget and Strategic Plan is approved by the NWKLS Executive Committee, the State Library of Kansas Board, and the NWKLS Full Board.

Board members representing each member library serve four year terms. The following listing shows the city in which each member library is located, the name of the library, the term of office for the representative, and the representative to the System Board from that library.

To facilitate attendance at board meetings, libraries are permitted to appoint alternate representatives. The alternate should be specified to NWKLS before the meeting.

Cheyenne:

  • Bird City Public Library / Connie Chambers /2023-26 (1st)
  • Francis Public Library / Shaylee Krueger / 2022-25 (1st)
  • USD103 Cheylin / Darla Dible / 2024-27 (1st)
  • USD 297 St. Francis Schools / Nancy Walraven / 2024-27 (1st)

Decatur:

  • Jennings City Library / Joan McKenna / 2021-24 (1st)
  • Oberlin City Library / Marcia Lohoefener / 2023-26 (1st)
  • USD 294 Decatur County Schools / Leia Gallentine / 2021-24 (1st)

Gove:

  • Gove City Library / Susan Beesley / 2024-27 (1st)
  • Grainfield City Library / Vacant /
  • Jay Johnson Public Library / DesiRae Churchwell / 2021-24 (2nd)
  • Moore Family Library / Vacant /
  • USD 291 Grinnell Schools / Vacant /
  • USD 292 Wheatland Schools / Vacant /
  • USD 293 Quinter Schools / Valerie Brown-Kuchera / 2021-24 (UN)

Logan

  • Oakley Public Library / Steve Johnson / 2024-27 (2nd)
  • Joseph’s School / Vacant
  • USD 274 Oakley Schools / Vacant /
  • USD 275 Triplains / Crystal Kreger / 2024-26 (UN)

Norton:

  • Almena City Library / Harold Rivera / 2023-26 (2nd)
  • Lenora Public Library / Maxine Mai / 2023-26 (2nd)
  • Norton Correctional Facility / Lori VanEaton / 2024-27 (1st)
  • Norton Public Library / Patricia Hart / 2022-25 (1st)
  • USD 211 Norton Community Schools / Ashley SmithMaybon / 2022-24 (UN)
  • USD 212 Northern Valley Schools / John Vincent / 2023-26 (1st)

Sheridan:

  • Selden Public Library / Marsha Rogers / 2021-24 (2nd)
  • Sheridan County Health Complex / Vacant
  • Sheridan County Public Library / Sarah Dierks / 2024-27 (1st)
  • USD 316 Golden Plains Schools / Judith Rogers / 2021-24 (2nd)
  • USD 412 Hoxie Community Schools / Cyndie Aumiller / 2021-24 (2nd)

Sherman:

  • Goodland Public Library / Karen Gillihan / 2022-25 (2nd)
  • Northwest Kansas Technical College / Vacant /
  • USD 352 Goodland Schools / Bard Bedore / 2024-27 (2nd)

Thomas:

  • Heartland Christian School / Vacant
  • H.F. Davis Memorial Library CCC / Tara Schroer / 2023-26 (1st)
  • Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management / Jody McCain / 2023-26 (1st)
  • Northwest Kansas Heritage Center / Kathy Fulwider / 2022-25 (1st)
  • Pioneer Memorial Library / Katey Schmidt / 2023-26 (1st)
  • Sacred Heart Catholic School / Jamie McClure / 2024-27 (1st)
  • USD 314 Brewster Schools / Chris Hoyt / 2024-27 (2nd)
  • USD 315 Colby Schools / Sandy Wilks / 2021-24 (2nd)

Trego:

  • Trego County Hospital / Christine Hober / 2024-27 (1st)
  • WaKeeney City Library / Mary Deaver / 2023-26 (2nd)
  • USD 208 Trego County Schools / Vacant

Wallace:

  • Sharon Springs Public Library / Sharon VanAllen / 2021-24 (1st)
  • Fort Wallace Museum / Vacant
  • USD 241 Wallace County Schools / Jamie Hawkins / 2023-26 (1st)
  • USD 242 Weskan Schools / Cindy Harold / 2024-27 (2nd)

The NWKLS Executive Committee is composed of one representative from each taxing county elected by the representatives of member libraries and the Governor’s Appointees from their respective counties. The members of the Executive Committee serve two-year terms. Terms are staggered to prevent complete turnover of the membership at any one election.

The Executive Committee elects the officers, which is subject to the approval of the Full System Board. Executive Committee Officers serve one year terms with a maximum of two terms.

Members of the Executive Committee are as follows: