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Library Board

The Briggs District Library Board of Trustees

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 director@briggsdistrictlibrary.org.  The Board of Trustees will review applications as positions for appointment become available.

Upcoming Appointment

The St. Johns City Commission will be appointing a member to the Briggs District Library Board of Trustees whose term will span January 2018 until December 2021.  All interested residents of the City of St. Johns are encouraged to submit a completed Briggs District Library Board of Trustees application by Friday, November 3, 2017.


Briggs District Library Board of Trustees:

Board Member Title Term Ends
Jean Ruestman Chair December 31, 2019
Bob Jesse Vice Chair December 31, 2019
Rick Aaron Treasurer December 31, 2017
Christine Zehr Secretary December 31, 2020
Elizabeth Ayoub Trustee December 31, 2018
Jason Denovich Trustee December 31, 2018
Terrilynn Voisin Trustee December 31, 2017

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 fourth 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.


2017 Briggs District Library Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule:

(Board Meeting minutes are approved at the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting)

January 26
February 23
March 23
April 27
May 25
June 22
July 18 (3rd Tuesday)
August 24
September 14 (2nd Thursday; 6:30pm start time)
October 26
November 14 (2nd Tuesday)
December 14 (2nd Thursday)


2016 Library Board Meeting Minutes:

January 14, 2016
February 9 Special Meeting
March 10
March 15 Special Meeting
April 14
May 2 Special Meeting
May 26
June 23
July 22 Special Meeting
July 28
August 4 (1st Thursday)
September 1 Special Meeting
September 22
October 27
November 9 Special Meeting
November 22 (4th Tuesday)
December 19 (3rd Monday)


2015 Library Board Meeting Minutes:

January 18
February 19 Special Meeting
March 12
April 23
May 7 Special Meeting
June 11
July 13 Special Meeting
September 10
November 12
December 8 Special Meeting