The Blackfoot Public Library is governed by a 10 member Board. There are 5 members from the City and 5 members from the Blackfoot Rural Library District who come together to create a combined Library Board.
The City Board Members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council of Blackfoot and serve a 5 year term. The Rural Library District Board Members are elected officials who live within the library district. Each District Board Member is elected for a term of six years, with elections taking place in May in odd years. All Board Members serve without pay.
The Board meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm., unless otherwise posted. The public input is always welcomed at Board Meetings. If you have items for the agenda, please call the Director at the library 208-785-8628.
The current Library Board Members, contact info, and term of expiration, are:
Blackfoot City Library Board:
Margaret Peterson 208-403-3174 / [email protected] Dec. 2015
Lucien Frederick 208-785-7329 / [email protected] Dec. 2016
Janine Shigihara 208-681-5919 / [email protected] Dec. 2017
Tiffany Leavitt 208-220-1230 / [email protected] Dec. 2018
Melissa Mercado 208-643-0697 / [email protected] Dec. 2019
Blackfoot Rural Library District Board:
Seat 1: Rod Lilya 208-785-3737 /[email protected] May 2019
Seat 2: Tirsa Myler 208-785-4184 / [email protected] May 2021
Seat 3: Maureen Gordon 208-680-5083 / [email protected] May 2021
Seat 4: Kathleen Pressler-Hall 208-785-1705 / [email protected] May 2017
Seat 5: Sara Staub 208-785-2395/ [email protected] May 2019
Currently the Chair for the City Board is Margaret Peterson. The Vice Chair is Melissa Mercado.
Chair for the District Board is Sara Staub. The Vice Chair is Maureen Gordon The Treasuer for the District Board is Rod Lilya.