Board of Trustees

Regular board meetings are held the third Monday of every month, beginning at 4:30 p.m., at KHCPL Main, unless otherwise noted.

 

Upcoming Meetings:

May 18 at KHCPL South
June 15 at KHCPL Russiaville
July 20 at KHCPL Main
August 17 at KHCPL Main
September 21 at KHCPL Main
October 19 at KHCPL Main
November 16 at KHCPL Main
December 21 at KHCPL Main

The library is governed by a seven member board of trustees. Board members are appointed for four-year terms and may be appointed for a maximum of four consecutive terms.

 

Appointing bodies include the County Commissioners, County Council, Kokomo-Center Township School Board, and the presidents of the Northwestern, Western and Taylor school boards.

 

Library board meeting information will be posted on the library administrative office window at least four days prior to each meeting date.

 

Upcoming board meeting agendas are available 2-3 days prior to each month's meeting.

 

 

Gil Hendrickson, President

Gil Hendrickson  
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Appointing Agency: Howard County Council
Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2015
Member Since: 2012
Employment: Owner of Gil Inspex, a home and building inspection firm, and owner of All Points Environmental, a radon and air quality testing and mitigation firm.
Education: Associate of Arts in General Studies, Indiana University, 2002
Current Affiliations:      Member of American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and Indiana ASHI
Past Involvement:     Member, Board of Trustees. Kokomo-Howard County Public Library 2008-2010 and Vice President 2010-12/31/10; Member Kokomo Board of Park Commissioners, City of Kokomo Parks & Recreation Department, 2009-12/31/10

 

 

Joel Fenske, Vice President

  
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Appointing Agency: County Commissioners
Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2016
Member Since: 2013

 

 

Clee Oliver, Secretary

Clee Oliver  
Address: 5768 W 00 NS
Kokomo, IN 46901
Phone: 765.452.3519
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Appointing Agency: Howard County Commissioners
Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2015
Member Since: 2012
Employment: Retired from Delphi-Delco; presently works at Staples
Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University
Current Affiliations:      Assistant Senior Ride Captain with the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders
Past Involvement:     Northwestern High School Boosters

 

 

Mary Baker, Member

Mary Baker  
Address: 5959 W 00 NS
Kokomo, IN 46901-8802
Phone: 765.868.0932
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Appointing Agency: Howard County Council
Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2016
Member Since: 2010
Employment: Customer Service Manager, AndyMark, Inc.
Education: BA in Journalism & Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington
Current Affiliations:      Kokomo-Howard County Public Library Board of Trustees
St. Joan of Arc Church
PEO Chapter DM
Howard County Historical Society
Past Involvement:     Past involvement includes: President, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board of Directors, President, Hospital Cheer Guild, Member, American Cancer Society Board of Directors, Volunteer for Clinic of Hope, Bona Vista, Girl Scouts, Sts. Joan & Patrick School, St. Joan of Arc Church

   

 

Karen Sosbe, Member

  
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Appointing Agency: Kokomo School Board
Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2018
Member Since: 2015

   

 

Joe Dunbar, Member

Joe Dunbar
Address: 1817 Stoneview Dr.
Kokomo, IN 46902
Phone: 765.452.4805
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Appointing Agency: Kokomo School Board
Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2017
Member Since: 2007
Employment: Retired from the Kokomo-Center Schools in 1996 after 31 years of service. Taught Social Studies, French, and coached debate at Kokomo High School from 1965-1988. Served as Co-ordinator of Auxilliary Services (1988-1990); Director of Pupil Personnel (1990-1992); Director of Secondary Education (1992-1994); Director of Professional Development 1994-1996). In retirement served as Co-ordinator of School-to-Work programs for Region 5 through Indiana University Kokomo 1996-2003.
Education: BA Ball State University in Social Studies and French 1965; MA Ball State University 1967 in Guidance and Counseling and School Administration. Additional graduate work at Indiana University, Purdue University, and UCLA.
Current Affiliations:      Member and past president of the Kokomo-Center Board of School Trustees
Member and treasurer of Howard County Partners in Education
Member and secretary of the Kokomo Public School Schools Foundation Board of Directors
Member and treasurer of the Howard Regional Health Systems Board of Directors
Member of City of Firsts Federal Credit Union Board of Directors
Grants chairman for the Kokomo Howard County Community Foundation
Member Grace United Methodist Church
Past Involvement:     User of the Genealogy and Research Departments and the Library Resources in general--especially the talking book services for the blind.

  

 

Dee Emmons, Member

  
Address: 720 S. Calumet St. Kokomo, IN 46902
Phone: 765.863.5537
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Appointing Agency: Presidents of Northwestern, Taylor & Western School Boards
Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2017
Member Since: 2013
Employment: Western High School - English
Education: BSLA - Purdue (Bach. Science - Landscape Architect) Teaching Certification, English - IUK MALS - IUK (Master or Arts - Liberal Studies)
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Brian Oaks, Attorney

  
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Employment: Button McGarvey Trauring Wilson & Oaks
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