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Board of Trustees
The Library Board of Trustees serves in an advisory capacity. The five-member board is elected for staggered four-year terms. Board members represent the five Botetourt County districts, and each member is appointed by their district’s Supervisor. A member of the County Board of Supervisors serves as an ex-officio member on the Library Board.
The Library Board is responsible for advising on library policies and strategic direction. Each board member serves as a connection with and voice of the citizens of their district, ensuring that their needs and interests are considered in library services, resources, and programs.
View the Library Board of Trustees Bylaws (PDF).
Second Wednesday of every month at 12:00pm
Meeting locations rotate among the four full-service library locations and the Botetourt County Administration Center (57 S Center Dr, Daleville, VA 24083). See this calendar for upcoming meeting dates and locations.
2023 Meeting Schedule
Wednesday, January 11, noon - Eagle Rock Library (work session - no public comment or agenda)
Wednesday, February 8, noon - Botetourt County Administration Center, Room 229
Wednesday, March 22, noon - Buchanan Library
Wednesday, April 12, noon - Botetourt County Administration Center, Room 229
Wednesday, May 10, noon - Blue Ridge Library
Wednesday, June 14, noon - Botetourt County Administration Center, Room 229
Wednesday, July 12, noon - Fincastle Library
Wednesday, August 9, noon - Botetourt County Administration Center, Room 229
Wednesday, September 13, noon - Eagle Rock Library
Wednesday, October 11, noon - Botetourt County Administration Center, Room 229
Wednesday, November 8, noon - Buchanan Library
Wednesday, December 13, noon - Botetourt County Administration Center, Room 229
Agendas and Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
- Dr. Marlene Preston - Amsterdam District, Chair (first term expires 12/31/23)
- Mrs. Julia Patterson - Buchanan District, Vice-Chair (first term expires 12/31/25)
- Dr. Brandi Porter - Blue Ridge District (remaining initial term expires 12/31/24)
- Mr. Chris Becke - Valley District (first term expires 12/31/26)
- Mrs. Mary Lynne Leffel - Fincastle District (first full term expires 12/31/26)
- Mr. Steve Clinton - Ex-Officio
Contact the Library Board
Send a message to a specific Trustee(s) or the entire Library Board through this online form.
If you would like to speak to the Board of Trustees during one of their public meetings, please fill out this online form or contact the Library Director. You must register a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the meeting in order to speak. Public commenters must be Botetourt County residents. Comments are limited to 3 minutes and must concern Botetourt County Library operations. Library Board members will not respond to public comments during the meeting. Public comment periods are limited to a maximum of 15 minutes.
Please see the Library Board's Public Comment Policy here Version OptionsBoard of TrusteesHeadline.