The Board of Trustees oversees the Meridian Library District's budget and policies.
The Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings are held in the large conference room at the Cherry Lane library and streamed on Webex. The public is welcome to attend. Please contact the library 24 hours prior to the meeting if you need special accommodation.
The Board follows all laws and rules as set forth in the Idaho Code for Libraries.
Board of Trustees
Megan joined the Board of Trustees in January 2014. Megan is currently Director of Operations at Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) and holds a Masters of Public Administration from Boise State University and a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Arizona State University, plus more than 19 years professional experience in the public and nonprofit sectors. She and her family have benefitted so much from Meridian Library, as well as the larger Meridian community, that she wanted to do her part to make sure that her fellow community members could enjoy those benefits too.
Jeff and his family moved to Meridian from Portland in 2000, and one of the first things they did when they arrived was get library cards. If he comes across a library when traveling someplace new, he will stop in for a look around. Jeff wanted to serve on the Board because he feels strongly that a top-notch library system is essential for a vibrant community. Jeff has a bachelor's degree in English from BYU, and works as an asset manager for an operator of utility-scale solar energy plants.
Laura Knutson moved to Meridian in 2014, but has lived in the Treasure Valley for over 45 years. Many of her earliest memories are of storytime at the public library. Laura currently serves as the English Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator for the West Ada School District. Passionate about literacy, Laura recognizes the critical role public libraries serve in promoting and supporting lifelong literacy. She is in awe of all the other services libraries provide communities as well, and believes that a strong library system makes a community a better place to live.
Josh grew up in the bayous of South Louisiana. He developed a love for libraries as they offered an escape from a challenging childhood. Following a career in the Air Force, Josh hung up his flight suit and said goodbye to the F-15E Strike Eagle in 2014. That career was made possible because of the opportunities afforded by local libraries that helped Josh earn a bachelor’s degree and subsequent MBA. Now, Josh runs a couple of small businesses in Meridian and contributes to the Meridian Library District in as many ways as possible. He believes the Meridian Library District is offering youth in our community opportunities to dream just like he did so many years ago. Josh was appointed to the Board in August 2022.
Destinie is a long-time bookworm and public library fan, dating back to her first library card at age 5. Originally from north central Idaho, Destinie has lived in the Treasure Valley for over 12 years and is proud to call Meridian home. As a mom of four and a volunteer dedicated to several local causes, Destinie is passionate about early literacy and access for underserved communities. She believes the services and connection that public libraries provide are essential to a healthy community and a strong democracy. Destinie has a master’s degree in public administration from Boise State University and works in nonprofit development. Destinie was appointed to the Board in August 2022.
Board of Trustee Elections
The Meridian Library District's Board of Trustees is elected by District residents. Trustees serve 6-year terms, and elections are held every odd-numbered year, as directed by Idaho Code (33-2715, 33-2718). If you want to learn more about board positions, please review the Library Trustee Information Packet.
Are you interested in serving on the Meridian Library District Board of Trustees? Fill out the Ada County Special District Candidate form to become an official candidate on the ballot in the upcoming May 2023 election. The candidate form must be submitted to Nick Grove by March 17, 2023. Candidates will need to select which seat they are running for:
- Seat 4 is a backfill position and will have a 4 year term
- Seat 5 is a full-term position and will be for the full 6 years