Board of Trustees

Trustees

  • Tonya Westenskow, President
  • Phil Magnuson, Vice-President
  • Sonia Galaviz, Trustee
  • Brian Klene, Trustee
  • Nicole Trammel Pantera, Trustee

Board Structure & Responsibilities

Municipal libraries and their governing boards are established and operate under the Idaho Code, Chapter 26, Sections 33-2602 to 33-2608. The Boise City Code, Chapter 2 Section 4, specifically outlines the ordinances governing the Boise Public Library. All members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Council. 

Ordinance number 5942, passed by Boise City Council September 28, 1999, empowers the Mayor to appoint a youth member to Boise City Department Boards. The youth member appointee to the Library Board is a nonvoting member. 

The Library Board sets policy for the operation of the public library.  By law, Library Boards in Idaho are responsible, rather than advisory, boards. 

The Library Board is composed of five Boise City residents representing a cross section of community interests. Each voting Board appointment is for five years with a maximum service limit by an individual of ten consecutive years. A Board President and Vice President are elected annually from and by the Board and serve one-year terms in office. 

Library Board Meeting Schedule

The regular monthly meeting of the Boise Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Main Library's Marion Bingham Room on the third floor of the library.  Note that times, dates and location are subject to change.  Please see Board Agendas or Newsroom for detailed information about a specific meeting.  

 Fiscal Year* 2022 Meetings:

  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021
  • Wednesday, January  12, 2022
  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2022
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022
  • Wednesday, August 10 2022
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022**

* Fiscal years for the City of Boise run from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30 of the following year. 
**Annual Meeting

The public can watch the Library Board meetings live or view past recordings of meetings on the City of Boise Public Meetings YouTube channel.

The Main Library is located at 715 South Capitol Boulevard in downtown Boise.  Any person needing special accommodations to participate in a Board meeting should contact the Library Director no later than three days prior to the meeting at Boise Public Library, 972-8258.

Contact Us

Phone: (208) 972-8200
Renewal by Phone: (208) 972-8980
TTY: 1-800-377-3529
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Library Director:  Jessica Dorr

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