The Winding Rivers Library System Board of Trustees is a twenty-member group with statutory authority to oversee all operations and activities of the system. Trustee terms are for three years, with appointments made by the various county board chairs with approval of the full county boards. Representation for the seven counties in the region is roughly proportional to population, with no county having fewer than two representatives on the system board. Appointees can be local library board trustees, citizens-at-large, or county board supervisors; library staff are not allowed to be on system boards, and no county can have more than one county supervisor on the system board.
If you or someone you know would like to serve on the WRLS board, convey this interest to your county clerk or board chairperson.
The WRLS Board of Trustees meets at 6:30 pm (unless otherwise noted) on the last Wednesday of odd-numbered months, except for in November (if that ends up being the night before Thanksgiving, then the meeting is the following Wednesday). Meetings take place at the WRLS office in West Salem, but the two summer/fall meetings are usually scheduled in member libraries. During the pandemic, meetings will take place online. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Meeting Dates: January 27 | March 31 | May 26 (West Salem) | July 28 (West Salem)| September 29 (West Salem*)| December 1 (West Salem*)
2022 Meeting Dates: January 26 | March 30 | May 25 | July 27 | September 28 | November 30
*Tentative meeting location, dependent on gathering restrictions related to COVID-19.
2021 WRLS Board of Trustees
|Name||Member Type||County Affiliation|
|William Bruegger||Co. Board||Buffalo|
|Max Hart||Co. Board||Jackson|
|Mike Kelley||Co. Board||Juneau|
|Kathy Ivey||LPL Board||La Crosse|
|Loren Caulum||Citizen||La Crosse|
|Larry Pohja||LAX Co. Lib.||La Crosse|
|Andrea Fritts||Citizen||La Crosse|
|Sue Adams||Citizen||La Crosse|
|Clara Pasell||Citizen||La Crosse|
|Co. Board||La Crosse|
|Mary VonRuden||Co. Board||Monroe|
|George Brandt||Co. Board||Trempealeau|
|Mary Henry||Co. Board||Vernon|