The Mead Public Library is part of the City of Sheboygan and is governed by an independent, ten-member Library Board of Trustees. According to Section 23 of the Sheboygan Code, the Library Board consists of nine appointed members who are residents of the City of Sheboygan. One of these members shall be the superintendent of the public school district or a representative and one shall be a member of the Common Council. These nine members shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to Common Council confirmation. The tenth member of the library board is appointed by the Sheboygan County Board of Supervisors and may reside outside of Sheboygan city limits per Section 58-43 of the Sheboygan Municipal Code. Terms are for three years beginning on May 1 following the appointment. To express interest in an appointment to the Library Board of Trustees, contact the Mayor of Sheboygan, 828 Center Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53081, Sheboygan Area School District Superintendent, or Sheboygan County Board of Supervisors.
For more information about the role of Library Trustees, see the Mead Public Library Trustee Job Description or view the "Trustee Essentials: A Handbook for Wisconsin Public Library Trustees" prepared by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). This publication, along with several other library trustee resources, are available at the DPI website.
The regularly scheduled meeting date of the Board of Trustees is the fourth Thursday of each month, with the exception of the November and December meetings which meet on the third Thursday of the month. Meetings will take place at 3:45 p.m. in the Mead Public Library and agendas are posted several days in advance.
The City of Sheboygan provides online access to all city meeting agendas and minutes here. Click on the "Enter Public Site" link, then click on the "Meetings" tab to view upcoming meeting agendas as well as past meeting minutes (by clicking on the desired year and scrolling to the meeting).
Persons with questions about Board of Trustees meetings, or persons who want contact information for members of the Board of Trustees, may contact Library Director Garrett Erickson at (920) 459-3400, ext. 3414.