Board of Trustees


The Billings Public Library Board of Trustees meetings usually take place on the second Thursday of each month at Noon in the Yellowstone Board Room.


The Library Board consists of:

  • Six City members who serve four year terms
  • Three County members who serve five year terms
If you are interested in applying for the Library Board you can download an application.

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

Staci Samuelson, Vice Chair - City
First term expires 12/31/25
Peggy McSweyn - County
First term expires 6/30/27
David Darby - City
Second term expires 12/31/26
Jennifer Smith, Chair - City
First term expires 12/31/25
Cheryle Fisher - County
Second term expires 6/30/25*
Lawrence Klee - City
(Unexpired term of Lloyd Mickelson)
Term expires 12/31/25
Trudi Paulson - City
Second term expires 12/31/25*
Roger Young - County
Second term expires 3/31/26*
Susan Plath - City
(Unexpired term of Andrea Horrell)
Term expires 12/31/23


Section 2-557-560

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.