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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 

Learn more about the role of the Denver Public Library Library Commission (PDF)

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:

Members of the public who wish to address the Denver Public Library Commission during a public meeting may sign up online using the form below. Sign up is available online at 9:00 a.m. the Friday prior to the scheduled Commission meeting.

The online sign-up window closes the Wednesday before the Library Commission meeting at 12 noon. Individuals may sign up only once per meeting to address the Commission. 

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.

Public comment is to be made in person at the Library Commission meeting. Please note the location on the meeting agenda. When it is your turn to speak, you will be called upon by the Commission President. 

Please note that the Commissioners are not able to engage in dialogue with you but will make note of your comments and follow-up with the City Librarian as needed.

If you have any questions, please contact spinales@denverlibrary.org.

Sign Up for Public Comment

Upcoming Commission Meetings

Regular Commission Meeting

February 15: Agenda | Meeting Materials

Time: 08:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Gonzales Branch Library

Meeting Recording

 

Regular Commission Meeting

April 18th: Agenda | Meeting Materials

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30AM

Location: Bob Ragland Branch Library

Meeting Recording

 

Commission Finance Committee Meeting

May 1st: Agenda

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Virtual: Zoom Link

 

Regular Commission Meeting

June 20th

August 15th

October 17th

December 19th

 

Commission Finance Committee Meeting

July 8th

November 20th

 

2024 Past Commission Meetings

Library Commission

Library Commission Finance Committee

 

2023 Commission Meeting Packets

Library Commission

February 2023

April 2023

June 2023

August 2023

October 2023

December 2023

Library Commission Finance Committee

February 2023

May 2023

July 2023

September 2023

November 2023

 

Library Commissioners

Portrait photograph of Library Commission Vice President Sonya Ulibarri

President
Sonya Ulibarri

Appointed to the Library Commission September 2017: Re-appointed January 2022

Portrait photograph of Library Commission Secretary Laurie Mathews

Vice President
Laurie Mathews

Appointed to the Library Commission September 2017: Re-appointed January 2022

Portrait photograph of Library Commissioner Patty Salazar

Secretary 
Patty Salazar

Appointed to the Library Commission October 2021

Portrait photograph of Library Commission President Kathy Lucas

Cathy Lucas

Appointed to the Library Commission August 2016: Re-appointed January 2021

Portrait photograph of Library Commissioner Cedric Buchanon

Cedric Buchanon

Appointed to the Library Commission December 2021

Portrait photograph of Library Commissioner Michael Niyompong
Michael Niyompong

Appointed to the Library Commission January 2020: Re-appointed January 2024

Sean Montoya headshot

Sean Montoya
Appointed to the Library Commission January 2023

Jennifer Wolf Headshot

Jennifer Wolf
Appointed to the Library Commission January 2023