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Library Board


The Library Board makes and adopts Library rules and regulations and oversees its administration. Authority for the Library Board is in KSA 12-1222. The Library Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month. * Per KSA 12-1222, no person who has been appointed for two consecutive four-year terms to a library board shall be eligible for further appointment to such board until one year after the expiration of the second term. Also, per the statute, all members are required to be residents of the City. In addition to the appointed members of the board the official head of the municipality shall be ex officio a member of the library board with the same powers as appointed members.

Per Library Board Policy, adopted March 2011, Section 5 (D) Attendance at Board Meetings: Any member of the board may be removed by the city manager, at his discretion, for misfeasance, nonfeasance, or malfeasance, but only after he conducts an inquiry into any complaint about a member. Furthermore, if any member fails to attend 75% of the regularly scheduled meetings held during the calendar year or fails to attend three (3) consecutive regularly scheduled or special meetings where an official vote is required, then the position shall be considered vacated, and the member shall not be eligible to reapply for a board or commission position for a period of one (1) year. The board chairman shall submit an attendance report to the city clerk within ten (10) business days after each meeting.

Board Members:

Name Term Ends
 James Valentine (Mayor) N/A
Thomas L. Kohmetscher 4/30/2023
Vicki Shinliver 4/30/2023
James Bales
Johnna Leonard
Ursula Goff
Sheila King
Jane Stayton 4/30/2020


Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 5:15 p.m. at Wellington Public Library