Board of Trustees


The Billings Public Library Board of Trustees meets monthly throughout the year, with a planning retreat taking the place of the January meeting each year. The monthly meetings usually take place on the second Thursday of each month in Billings Public Library's second floor Yellowstone Board Room.

Billings Public Library operates as a joint city-county library, providing services to the residents of the City of Billings and Yellowstone County under an Interlocal Agreement. An amendment to the interlocal agreement was approved on April 23, 2013 changing the name of the library to the "Billings Public Library."


The Library Board consists of:

  • Six City members who serve four year terms
  • Three County members who serve five year terms
City members are appointed by the Billings City Council.
County members are appointed by the Yellowstone County Commission
Library Board Bylaws are available online

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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Board Members

Sue Bach
City - 2nd Term expires 12/31/21

David Darby, Vice-Chair
City - 1st Term expires 12/31/22

Cheryle Fisher
County - 2nd Term expires 6/30/20

Andrea Horrell
City - 1st Term expires 12/31/23

Peggy McSweyn, Chair
County - 1st term (partial) expires 6/30/22

Lloyd Mickelson
City - 1st Term expires 12/31/21

Trudi Paulson
City - 1st term (partial) expires: 12/31/2021

Roger Young
County - 2nd Term expires 3/31/26

Jennifer Smith
City - 1st term (partial) expires: 12/31/2021

Roger Young
County - 2nd Term expires 3/31/21
1122 Governors Blvd
Billings, MT  59105


Section 16-201-204

The primary role of the Library Board is to advocate for the Library. The Library Board shall prepare a three-year plan for Library services and programs by January 1 of each year, to serve as direction for Library staff for preparation of the Library budget for the following and future fiscal years.

The Library Board shall be responsible for annual review, revision and approval of all Library policies relating to public services, programs and use of Library, subject to submission no later than March 1 of each year to the City Attorney’s office for legal review, for implementation by July 1, the beginning of each fiscal year.The City Administrator shall consult with the Library Board, and the Library Board shall provide input, on all matters relating to the hiring and evaluation of the Library Director.