Board of Trustees

The Library is governed by an eight-member Board of Trustees with appointments from the City, County, and Board of Education. In some cases appointment dates reflect interim appointments to complete unfilled terms. Per the Board Constitution and Bylaws, Members shall serve for a term of five years with the possibility of serving no more than two consecutive terms unless the Board of Trustees makes an exception. Interim appointments of more than three years shall count as a full term for purposes of determining eligibility for reappointment.

Board Chair:

Mrs. Dorothy Brown
Office term ends: 12/18
Appointing Agency: County
Appointed: JAN-2014
Expires: DEC-2019

Vice Chair:

Mrs. Revel Pogue
Office term ends: 12/18
Appointing Agency: City
Appointed: DEC-2009
Expires: DEC-2019

Secretary:

Mrs. Carol Grant
Office term ends: 12/18
Appointing Agency: County
Appointed: DEC-2010
Expires: DEC-2020

Treasurer:

Mrs. Linda Zarkowsky
Office term ends: 12/18
Appointing Agency: City
Appointed: MAY-2013
Expires: DEC-2020

 

Dr. Sharon Hunt-Simmons
Appointing Agency: BOE
Appointed: JUL-2016
Expires: JUL-2021

 

Mrs. Catherine H. Nelson
Appointing Agency: County
Appointed: MAY-2016
Expires: MAY-2021

 

Mr. Carl Cansino
Appointing Agency: City
Appointed: DEC-2009
Expires: DEC-2019

 

Mrs. Penelope Seagle
Appointing Agency: BOE
Appointed: APR-2014
Expires: DEC-2019

Meeting Dates:

2017 Board Meetings will be held quarterly at the Economic Development Center in downtown Milledgeville, including an annual meeting in December.

Board of Trustees Public Participation Policy:

The Board of Trustees for the Twin Lakes Library System welcomes the public to its regularly scheduled meetings. The Board conducts its meetings in strict compliance with Georgia’s open meetings law. Places, dates and times of Board meetings can be obtained by contacting the Library Director. Regularly scheduled Board meetings are announced in the local newspaper and are posted in the Library at least 24 hours before the meeting begins.

While the Board values the ideas and insights of the community, the agenda for the meetings do not allow time for prolonged public contributions. A period of up to fifteen minutes for comments from patrons and visitors will be allowed at the beginning of Board meetings. The Board Chair will divide the fifteen minute forum segment by the number of persons who have requested to speak, in order to determine the amount of time each person may use. The Board Chair will then call on those individuals one at a time to address the Board for no longer than the allocated time.

Individuals wishing to address the Board at regularly scheduled meetings must submit a signed written request to either the Library Director or the Board Chair at least 48 hours before the Board Meeting begins. The request should include the individual’s full name, address, telephone number and the specific item to be presented and/or discussed.

Individuals should not expect the Board of Trustees to respond at the current meeting to questions or requests for information or for action. Board members must have an opportunity to give due consideration and deliberation about the request. The Board of Trustees will respond in writing to the individual in a timely manner.

The Board of Trustees appreciates the public’s interest in the Library and their help in allowing it to conduct open and orderly meetings.

This policy does not pertain to employee grievances or citizens’ requests for reconsideration of library materials, both of which are addressed by other policies.