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Library Board

The Briggs District Library Board of Trustees

About the Board

The Briggs District Library Board exists to responsibly manage the Library's resources with the mission of providing easily accessible services, materials, and programs to people of all ages in order to meet their evolving recreational, cultural, informational, and educational needs.

The Board consists of seven members -- three appointed by the City Commission of the City of St. Johns, and four appointed by the St. Johns Public Schools Board of Education.  Board members are appointed to four-year terms, and are eligible for re-appointment to a second consecutive four-year term.


Joining the Board

If you have interest in serving on the Briggs District Library Board, information about the Board and an application can be found here.  Completed applications can be submitted to the library or to Library Director Sara Morrison at  The Board of Trustees will review applications as positions for appointment become available.


Briggs District Library Board of Trustees:

Board Member Title Term Ends
Jason Denovich Chair December 31, 2022
Robert Andretz Vice Chair December 31, 2021
Jean Ruestman Treasurer December 31, 2023
Christine Zehr Secretary December 31, 2020
Sharon Bassette Trustee December 31, 2023
Renae Larsen Trustee December 31, 2022
Leslie Salemi Trustee December 31, 2021

The Library Board meets a minimum of six times throughout the year, will additional meetings scheduled at the discretion of the Board President.  The meetings are held the second Thursday of the month, with exceptions noted below, at 6:00p.m. in the Briggs Library Meeting Room.  The Briggs District Library is barrier-free. The meetings are open to all members of the public under Michigan's Open Meetings Act. For further information, contact the Library at (989) 224-4702.


2020 Briggs District Library Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule:

January 9 (Meeting in Staff Area)
February 13 (Staff Area)
March 12 (Staff Area)
April 9 (Virtual Meeting)
May 14 (Virtual Meeting)
June 18 (3rd Thursday)
July 30 (5th Thursday-Virtual Meeting) [draft]
September 10 (Staff Area)
October 8 (Staff Area)
November 12 (Staff Area)

2019 Library Board Meeting Minutes

January 10
February 28 
March 14
April 11 
May 7
June 27 
June 29 (Strategic Plan)
July 11
August 8 (cancelled)
September 12
October 10
November 14
December 19