|Samuel Demas||December 31, 2019||507-645-7584|
|Debra Ehert Miller||December 31, 2017||507-213-7866|
||December 31, 2018||617-823-4637|
|Tammy Hayes||December 31, 2019||507-663-0213
|Dan Riehle-Merrill||Chair||December 31, 2017||507-645-9025|
|Ryan Redezke||December 31, 2018||507-491-6995|
|Elizabeth Robb Reppe||December 31, 2017||651-231-2114|
|Sarah Weeks||Vice-Chair||December 31, 2018||717-504-0182|
|Jame McWilliams||December 31, 2019||507-301-3630|
|William North||Friends' Liaison||507-645-7807|
|Audrey Battiste||Youth Rep|
|Neina Abudlai||Youth Rep|
|Teagan Watkins||Youth Rep|
|Teresa Jensen||City Staff Liaison||507-645-1801|
|Bruce Colwell||SELCO Rep.|
|Becky Novotny||Clerical Liaison||507-645-1805|
OverviewThe City of Northfield Library Board makes recommendations regarding the library administration, policies, annual budget, operations, and maintenance of all library facilities. The board monitors and advocates for legislation concerning public libraries. The board also cooperates with other public officials and boards to maintain positive community relations.
Special meetings are occasionally called.
For transaction of business at any meeting, a majority of members constitute a quorum.
Application & Membership Requirements
The board consists of nine members as determined by the City Council. Each member serves a three-year term. Terms are staggered for continuity. There is a consecutive three-term limit. Members do not receive monetary compensation.
Since the cooperative library system serves Rice County residents, as well as those who live within the city limits, state law allows for up to four members of the board to be Rice County residents. Dakota County residents, unless living with the Northfield city limits, are not eligible for the board, as they are served by a different library system.
The Mayor recommends applicants to the City Council based on their interest in maintaining a good public library for the use of citizens of Northfield, along with willingness to serve and background.
Applications are available online or at:
City Hall, City Clerk's Office
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Northfield Public Library
210 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057