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Library Board of Trustees

The library is governed by a Board of Trustees, which represents all the communities in Branch County. The Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30pm, and values feedback from our patrons.


Board Members

  • Benjamin Jewell, President, City of Coldwater
    Began Serving: 1/1/2014
    Current Term Expires: 12/31/2017

  • Sue Smith, Vice President, Quincy Twp.
    Began Serving: 1/1/2015
    Current Term Expires: 12/31/2018

  • Martha Watson, Secretary, County-at-Large
    Began Serving: 1/1/2013
    Current Term Expires: 12/31/2020

  • Margaret Clemens, Trustee, Bronson Twp.
    Began Serving: 5/9/2017
    Current Term Expires: 12/31/2017

  • Daniel Gordon, Trustee, City of Coldwater
    Began Serving: 11/13/2013
    Current Term Expires: 12/31/2018

  • Dolores Huffman, Trustee, County-at-large
    Began Serving: 5/23/2017
    Current Term Expires:

  • Marilyn Johnson, Trustee, Union Twp.
    Began Serving: 7/1/2012
    Current Term Expires: 12/31/2017


2017 Committee Assignments

  • Building Committee
    • Daniel Gordon
    • Benjamin Jewell
    • Carole Bolton
    • [VACANT]
  • Children’s Services Committee
    • Marilyn Johnson
    • Susan Smith
    • [VACANT]
  • Finance Committee
    • Daniel Gordon
    • Benjamin Jewell
    • [VACANT]
  • Personnel Committee
    • Benjamin Jewell
    • Marilyn Johnson
    • Martha Watson
  • Public Services Committee
    • Daniel Gordon
    • Susan Smith
    • Martha Watson
  • Technology Committee
    • Daniel Gordon
    • Susan Smith
    • Martha Watson

Becoming a Trustee

BDL trustees are appointed by the Branch County Board of Commissioners, with input from the other local cities, villages, and townships partnering with the library to provide library service. Any member of the community interested in becoming a BDL Trustee may contact the Branch County Board of Commissioners at least a couple of months before the term of a sitting BDL Trustee comes to an end.


Meeting Minutes

All of our meeting minutes are available online.