About the Library Board of Trustees
The Fort Smith Public Library is governed by a seven-member citizen Board of Trustees. The trustees are residents of Fort Smith, appointed by the Mayor with approval by the Fort Smith Board of Directors. Each trustee is appointed to a five-year term and may be reappointed to a second five-year term. Applications for board positions are available on the City of Fort Smith website.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall direction and management of the Fort Smith Public Library. The board generally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Most meetings are held at the Main Library, but occasionally the board meets at a branch library.
The Fort Smith Public Library Board of Trustees welcomes public input. Library board meetings are conducted in compliance with the open public meetings subsection of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act of 1967. It should be noted that while the law requires that meetings be open to the public, it does not require any sort of public forum.
2023 Board of Trustees members are:
Jeremy Wann, President
Lizzie Sinclair, Vice President
Andy Smith, Secretary
Shirley Hartwig, Treasurer
Madeline Martinez Santiago
For more information about the Library Board of Trustees, contact Jennifer Goodson, Library Director.
2023 Board Meetings
January 17-Main Library
February 21-Main Library
March 28-Main Library
April 25-Main Library
May 16-Main Library
June 20-Main Library
July 18-Main Library
August 15-Main Library
September 19-Windsor Drive Branch
October 17-Dallas Street Branch
November 28-Miller Branch
December 19-Main Library