Friends Board of Directors

Friends board members pose with the new bookmobile, "Alice," that was made possible, in part, by Friends funding.

Friends board members Linda Hayse and Jerry Reed (retired) pose with the new bookmobile, “Alice,” that was made possible, in part, by Friends funding. Also pictured is library CEO, Gina Millsap (far right) and Friends manager Mary Campbell (far left).

The Friends Board of Trustees pose with the 2016 Library of the Year award.

The Friends Board of Directors pose with the 2016 Library of the Year award.

Friends Board Members

Lisa Sandmeyer, President
Sherryl Longhofer, Vice-President
Ken Peterson, Secretary
Christy Molzen, Treasurer
Linda Hayse, Past-President
Carol Ball
Janice Bingham
John Conlee
Sally Henson
Rome Mitchell
Janet Nelson
John Petterson
Gary Spray
Anne Starbuck
Susan Stover
Marci Tarrant
Jim Wilson

Become a Board Member

About the Friends

For over 40 years, the Friends of the Library have strived to achieve a singular goal: Aid the library by staying on the cutting edge of technology, services and programs that promote lifelong learning. Since 1971, the Friends have donated over $1.4 million to the library.

The Friends are not a small organization. We have evolved into three lines of business:

  • The Chandler Booktique
  • Online Sales
  • Book Sales

The Friends is a membership organization. We want mass numbers of our community to join and advocate for our wonderful library.

The Friends board is a working board. This means that members are expected to serve on at least two committees and help at the sales. Board members serve a three year term and are eligible to sign on for a second term. After two terms, the member must take a year before attempting to re-join. This ensures a fresh perspective and the opportunity to benefit from new expertise.

How to apply to become a board member

Fill out and return the application. Applications may be turned in any time of year. The Nominating Committee submits a slate of nominees to be voted on by the Friends membership. Occasionally vacancies are available to be filled mid-year. Otherwise, below is the timeline for the process:

  • Sept. 10 – All applications due for the following year
  • Sept. 11-30 – Members of the nominating committee will contact applicants to interview and answer questions.
  • October – Applicants to be nominated will receive an invitation to the Annual meeting the first Sunday in November.
  • Second Tuesday in November – New Friends board members are invited to the regular Friends Board meeting
  • December – New board member orientation
  • Board meetings are the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November at 3:45 in the Anton Room.