Board of Trustees

Monroe County Public Library is under the direction of a seven-member board of trustees who serve without pay. Board members are appointed for four-year staggered terms: two by the County Commissioners, three by the School Corporations, and two by the County Council.

Members Appointing AuthorityTerm beginsTerm ends
Valerie MerriamPresidentMonroe County Community School Corporation2-1-2015


John A. WalshVice PresidentCounty Council2-1-20141-31-2018
David FergusonTreasurerMonroe County Commissioners2-1-20121-31-2016
Fred RisingerSecretaryCounty Council1-25-20151-31-2019
 Kari Isaacson Esarey Trustee Monroe County Community School Corporation4-1-20131-31-2017
Katherine LoserTrusteeCounty Commissioners8-7-20151-31-2018
Melissa PogueTrusteeRichland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation2-1-20131-31-2017

Regular meetings: Third Wednesday of every month at 5:45 p.m. in Meeting Room 1B, first floor.

The board is the policy-making body of the Library and determines such matters as hours open, holidays, vacations, salaries, and also works with the Director in preparing the Library budget. The board hires and advises the Director in the operation of the Library. The board meets monthly; meetings are open to the public. Meeting agenda with time and location are posted in various locations in the library 48 hours in advance. Meetings are cablecast live on the government channel of Community Access Television Services (CATS).