3/30/12

The Library Board of Trustees


There are many wonderful individuals and groups who contribute to the success of our award-winning library district.

This list of people includes the many outstanding employees, fantastic Friends of the Library and great volunteers who provide their time, skill and effort to make this a first-rate institution, which provides winning services to the members of our community. Each of these groups does so much it can be difficult to sufficiently recognize all that they contribute, both collectively and individually.

Another group that clearly falls into this category is the Pueblo City-County Library District Board of Trustees. The board of trustees truly deserves the respect and admiration of every citizen of our county due to their commitment, professionalism and desire to help the library be the best that it can be. These individuals work diligently to help make our community a better place to live and raise families.

The board of trustees consists of seven individuals who act together as the governing body for the library district. Trustees receive no salary or other compensation for the service they provide to the library. Members of the board are chosen from the residents of Pueblo County, and are appointed by a joint commission of the Pueblo County Commissioners and the Pueblo City Council.

Today, the seven members of the Board are Ms. Sherri Baca (president), Ms. Marlene Bregar (vice president), Ms. Rhonda Gonzales, Dr. Philip Mancha, Mr. Roy Miltner, Mr. Fredrick Quintana and Mr. Jim Stuart.

Each of these individuals contributes to our community and library by serving as board members, giving countless hours along the way to help make the library the best it can be. But they also are productive professionals within our community. Ms. Baca is the president and CEO of the El Pueblo Adolescent Community, Ms. Bregar is an educator, Ms. Gonzales is dean of libraries at Colorado State University-Pueblo, Dr. Mancha is a retired college administrator, Mr. Miltner is a retired ordained minister, Mr. Quintana only recently graduated from law school and is sitting now for the bar exam in Colorado, and Mr. Stuart is a retired businessman. Each brings their valuable advice, wisdom and lessons learned to assist in governing the library district.

Together these citizen trustees donate hundreds of hours each year to help make our library a premier institution in our community and in Colorado. If we were to pay them for their services, it would cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Yet they provide their time for no compensation. They truly are citizens serving the community. Thank you, library trustees!

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