Board of Trustees & Meeting Minutes

2017 Schedule Of Regular Meetings

St. Cloud Public Library at 6:00 p.m. (meeting dates, times and location are subject to change)

January 17 - Annual Meeting; March 12; May 16; July 18; September 19; November 21

GRRL Board of Trustees

The 15-member Board of Trustees is comprised of representatives from all six member counties. As a member of the Board, there are basic and individual responsibilities as well as desired personal characteristics which have been outlined in a job description for Trustees. Please contact your county administrator if you are interested in serving on the GRRL Board of Trustees.

You can contact board members via email by clicking on the links next to each one - or you can send an email to the entire board.

Spencer Buerkle
Spencer Buerkle
Benton County
County Commissioner
611 7th Street North
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Term Expires: 12/31/2017
Home: 320-251-3619
Randy Winscher
Randy Winscher
Morrison County
County Commissioner
5818 180th Avenue
Royalton, MN 56373
Term Expires: 12/31/2017
Home: 320-584-5671
Lisa Fobbe
Lisa Fobbe
Sherburne County
County Commissioner
909 Fairway Drive
Princeton, MN 55371
Term Expires: 12/31/2017
Home: 763-220-5472
Jayne Dietz
Sherburne County
Citizen Member
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Elk River, MN 55330
Term Expires: 12/31/2019
Home: -
Mary Eberley
Sherburne County
Citizen Member
17787 Johnson Street NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Term Expires: 12/31/2017
Home: 763-441-4526
Fran Ramler
Fran Ramler
Stearns County
Citizen Member
107 Rookery Drive
Cold Spring, MN 56320
Term Expires: 12/31/2019
Home: -
Bernice Berns
Bernice Berns
Stearns County
Citizen Member
2233 Viking Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Term Expires: 12/31/2017
Home: 320-253-3538
Leigh Lenzmeier
Leigh Lenzmeier
Stearns County
County Commissioner
909 W. St. Germain, Suite 2000
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Term Expires: 12/31/2017
Home: 320-251-0653
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
Stearns County
Citizen Member
2505 Colony Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Term Expires: 12/31/2018
Home: -
Jeff Bertram
Jeff Bertram
Stearns County
Citizen Member
662 Spruce Street
Paynesville, MN 56362
Term Expires: 12/31/2017
Home: 320-243-3186
Dave Kircher
Dave Kircher
Todd County
County Commissioner
19017 Ermine Drive
Burtrum, MN 56318
Term Expires: 12/31/2017
Home: 320-285-2355
Michael Potter
Michael Potter
Wright County
County Commissioner
11650 57th Street NE
Albertville, MN 55301
Term Expires: 12/31/2017
Home: 763-497-3131
Wayne Bauernschmitt
Wayne Bauernschmitt
Wright County
Citizen Member
2659 Grover Avenue NW
Maple Lake, MN 55358
Term Expires: 12/31/2018
Home: 612-201-6866
Jim Shovelain
Jim Shovelain
Wright County
Citizen Member
10507 30th Street NE
St. Michael, MN 55376
Term Expires: 12/31/2019
Home: 763-497-3909
Dan Bravinder
Dan Bravinder
Wright County
Citizen Member
5636 Oliver Avenue SW
Cokato, MN 55321
Term Expires: 12/31/2019
Home: 320-286-2284

2017 GRRL Board Appointed Committees

Executive Committee Personnel Committee Finance Committee CMLE Committee
Dave Kircher, President
Spencer Buerkle, Vice President
Michael Potter, Secretary
Jim Shovelain, Treasurer
Mary Eberley
Leigh Lenzmeier
Randy Winscher
Michael Potter, Chair
Bernice Berns
Jeff Bertram
Lisa Fobbe
Laura Hayes
Dave Kircher
Jim Shovelain
Spencer Buerkle, Chair
Lisa Fobbe
Dave Kircher
Leigh Lenzmeier
Michael Potter
Jim Shovelain
Randy Winscher
Bernice Berns 2018
Cecilia Dwyer 2018
Mary Eberley 2017
Gail McCarty 2018
Gloria Palmer 2017
Karen Pundsack 2017

GRRL Board & Committee Meetings

GRRL Board & committee meetings are governed by GRRL Bylaws to facilitate orderly and effective meetings in which to conduct the business of the Board of Trustees.

All GRRL Board meetings are open to the public and held at the St. Cloud Public Library. The Order of Business includes a Public Open Forum for members of the public to formally address the board concerning matters not on that meeting's agenda. All persons desiring to address the Board during the forum must sign up at the meeting. Comments are limited to 2 minutes maximum per person.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend and will need assistive services should contact the Administrative Assistant three business days prior to the meeting at 320-650-2500.


Board Meetings

Citizen requests or questions regarding the Library Board meeting may be directed to:

Executive Director
Great River Regional Library
1300 W. St. Germain
St. Cloud, MN 56301

320-650-2500

Press Inquiries may be directed to:

Associate Director - Public Relations
Great River Regional Library
1300 W. St. Germain
St. Cloud, MN 56301

320-650-2500

2017 Meetings
November 21 Regular Meeting
October 17 Work Session - tentative
September 19 Personnel Committee at 5:30 p.m., Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
August 15 Work Session - canceled
July 18 Finance Committee at 5:00 p.m., Personnel Committee at 5:30 p.m., Board at 6:00 p.m.
June 20 Work Session at 6:00 p.m.
May 16 Finance Committee at 5:30pm, Board Meeting at 6pm
April 18 Work Session & Finance Committee
March 21 Board Meeting, Personnel & Finance Committees
February 21 Executive & Finance Committee Meetings
January 17 Board Meeting, Personnel & Finance Committees
2016 Meetings
November 15 Board Meeting, Personnel & Finance Committees
October 18 Special Session
September 20 Board Meeting, Personnel & Finance Committees
September 7 Work Session
July 19 Board Meeting, Personnel & Finance Committees
June 21 Work Session
May 17 Board Meeting, Personnel & Finance Committees
April 19 Special Session
March 15 Board Meeting, Personnel & Finance Committees
February 8 Finance Committee
January 19 Board Meeting & Personnel Committee

2015 Board Meeting Information

2014 Board Meeting Information

2013 Board Meeting Information

2012 Board Meeting Information

2011 Board Meeting Information

2010 Board Meeting Information

2009 Board Meeting Information

Note: Documents posted before their corresponding meeting date are drafts.