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Library Commission

About the Library Commission

The Denver Public Library is governed by a mayoral appointed Commission that has exclusive control of the library system. It sets policies and governs the system, providing overall strategic direction and budget oversight to ensure that the library offers the best possible service to the community.  The City Librarian reports to the Commission on strategic, fiscal and policy matters. The Library Commission does not engage in personnel issues or daily operational efforts of the library. 

To learn more about the Library Commission and the application process, visit the links below. 

City & County of Denver Board & Commissions 

City & County of Denver Board & Commissions Application 

Email the Commissioners: librarycommission@denverlibrary.org

Library Commission Schedule

Regular Commission meetings are held on the third Thursday of every other month, at 8:30 a.m. 

Locations will vary due to the Central Library renovation. Locations will be noted with each date below and on the agenda. 

Should a meeting date, time, or location need to be changed, the new information will be posted on this page and Commissioners will be notified. If a special meeting is called, public notice will be provided.

Public Comment: Public comment occurs early in the meeting (see the agenda) and is limited to three minutes per participant and may be shortened depending on the number of participants. The full time allotted for the public comment period will generally be 30 minutes.

Upcoming Commission Meetings

October 20: Agenda | Meeting Materials

Location: Decker Branch Library, 1501 S Logan St, Denver, CO 80210

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

December 15: Agenda | Meeting Materials

 

Past Commission Meetings

January 21: Agenda

Joint Meeting: Library Commission and the Friends Foundation Board

Location: Virtual

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

This meeting will be held virtually and can be joined through the following link or phone number:

February 17: Agenda | Meeting Materials

Location: Virtual

Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

This meeting will be held virtually and can be joined through the following link or phone number:

April 21: Agenda | Meeting Materials

Location: Branch Library at Art Park (1900 35th St Suite A, Denver, CO 80216)

Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

May 24 Special Meeting: Agenda

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting

Time: 1 PM - 2 PM

This meeting will be held virtually and can be joined through the following link:

  • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89984992305
  • Public comment will be limited to ten minutes for this meeting, given the business needed to be transacted, and the one hour length of the meeting.

June 16: Agenda | Meeting Materials

Location: Ford Warren Branch Library, 2825 High St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

August 18: Agenda | Meeting Materials

Location: Green Valley Ranch Library, 4856 Andes Ct, Denver, CO 80249

Link to Meeting Recording

Library Commissioners

Portrait photograph of Library Commission President Kathy Lucas
President
Cathy Lucas

Appointed to the Library Commission August 2016 

Portrait photograph of Library Commission Vice President Sonya Ulibarri
Vice President
Sonya Ulibarri

Appointed to the Library Commission September 2017

Portrait photograph of Library Commission Secretary Laurie Mathews
Secretary
Laurie Mathews

Appointed to the Library Commission September 2017

Portrait photograph of Library Commissioner Cedric Buchanon
Cedric Buchanon

Appointed to the Library Commission December 2021

Portrait photograph of Library Commissioner Zi Chong
Zi Chong

Appointed to the Library Commission July 2021

Portrait photograph of Library Commissioner Michael Niyompong
Michael Niyompong

Appointed to the Library Commission January 2020

Portrait photograph of Library Commissioner Patty Salazar
Patty Salazar

Appointed to the Library Commission October 2021