Board of Directors

East Central Regional Library

About our board of directors

East Central Regional Library is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors, comprised of 1 county commissioner and 2 citizens appointed by each of the respective counties who are signatories of a Joint Powers Agreement (Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine).

What does the board of directors do?

The Board is responsible for policies, goals and objectives, budget, hiring a director, and advocacy for the regional public library system. Board members also serve on working committees as appointed by the Board President.

When does the ECRL board of directors meet? 

The East Central Regional Library Board of Directors normally meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the East Central Regional Library Headquarters at 111 Dellwood Street North Cambridge MN. Changes in start times or locations are noted below. Meeting minutes are available at the East Central Regional Library office. All meetings are open to the public. 

2024 Meeting Agendas

(will be posted prior to each meeting)

  • January 8, 10:00 a.m., ECRL Headquarters, Cambridge
  • February 12, 10:00 a.m., ECRL Headquarters, Cambridge

Notice of Participation via Interactive Technology: Board Trustees Jim Swenson, Kelly Nelson, and Patty Frank may or may not be attending the ECRL Library Board Meeting on Monday February 12, 2024 at 10 am via Interactive Technology, pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.02 and MN Department of Advisory Opinions 08-034 and 13-009. Trustee Swenson may or may not be seen and heard at the meeting via electronic means and will participate from 4874 Cayview Ave, Orlando, FL 32819, a location open and accessible to the public. Trustee Nelson may or may not be seen and heard at the meeting via electronic means and will participate from 655 8th St. SW, Braham, MN 55006, a location open and accessible to the public. Trustee Frank may or may not be seen and heard at the meeting via electronic means and will participate from 14209 W Via Montoya, Sun City West, AZ 85375, a location open and accessible to the public.

  • March 11, 10:00 a.m., ECRL Headquarters, Cambridge
  • April 8, 10:00 a.m., ECRL Headquarters, Cambridge
  • May 13, 10:00 a.m., TBD
  • June 10, 10:00 a.m., Mille Lacs Lake Community Library, Isle
  • July – full Board does not meet
  • August 12, 10:00 a.m., TBD
  • September 9, 10:00 a.m., Chisago Lakes Area Library, Chisago City
  • October 14, 10:00 a.m., ECRL Headquarters, Cambridge
  • November 11, Veterans Day Holiday, no meeting
  • December 9, 10:00 a.m., ECRL Headquarters, Cambridge

Board of Directors

2024 East Central Regional Library Board

Aitkin County

  • Commissioner Travis Leiviska; (Bret Sample, alternative)
  • Marcia Gerber
  • Renee Larson

Chisago County

  • Commissioner Jim Swenson; (Ben Montzka, alternative)
  • Patricia Frank
  • Jackie McMahon-Ricketson

Isanti County

  • Commissioner Kristi LaRowe
  • Michelle Block
  • Kelly Nelson- Treasurer

Kanabec County

  • Commissioner Rick Mattson
  • Rhonda Olson
  • Karen Rasmusson

Mille Lacs County

  • Commissioner David Oslin; (Genny Reynolds, alternate)
  • Wendy Kafka- Vice-President
  • Linda Boettcher – Secretary

Pine County

  • Commissioner Terry Lovgren- President; (Josh Mohr, alternative)
  • Mary Burmeister
  • Judy Scholin