Board of Trustees

The Smyth County Public Library Board of Trustees is a seven-member governing board for the county library system. The board is composed of one member from each of the electoral districts in Smyth County. Each trustee is nominated by the Supervisor for the district and approved by the full Board of Supervisors.  Trustees are eligible to serve two four-year terms. The Board meets every month on the third Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. Meeting locations are rotated among Marion, Chilhowie, and Saltville.  Meeting dates and times are advertised in advance and all meetings are open to the public.

2021-2022 Board of Trustees

Margaret Linford, ChairpersonRoyal Oak District1st Term: 7/1/2020 to 6/30/2024
Patton Graham, Vice-ChairmanAtkins District1st Term: 5/1/2020-6/30/2021*
2nd term 7/1/2021 to 6/30/2025
Donna Rupard-Greer, SecretaryRye Valley District1st Term: 7/1/2020 to 6/30/2021*
2nd term 7/1/2021 to 6/30/2025
Tom CopenhaverPark District1st Term: 6/1/2020 to 6/30/2023
Christin LongNorth Fork District1st Term: 7/1/2020 to 6/30/2024
Nellie HarmonChilhowie District1st Term: 3/1/2021-6/30/2024*
Kaylan Bales**Saltville District1st Term: 7/28/2022-6/30/2026
*Appointed to fill the unexpired term of a previous trustee. **Appointed 7/28/22, to be sworn in

Meeting Minutes + Audio

July 21, 2022Audio
June 16, 2022 Minutes
Audio
May 19, 2022Minutes
Audio – Part 1
Audio – Part 2
April 21, 2022Minutes
Audio – Part 1
Audio – Part 2
March 17, 2022Minutes
Audio – Part 1
Audio – Part 2
February 17, 2022Minutes
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January 21, 2022Minutes
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December 16, 2021Minutes
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No meeting was held in November 2021
October 21, 2021Minutes
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September 16, 2021Minutes
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No meeting was held in August 2021
July 15, 2021Minutes
Audio – Part 1
Audio – Part 2
June 17, 2021Minutes
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May 20, 2021Minutes
Audio – Part 1
Audio – Part 2
April 15, 2021Minutes
April 15th audio is not available due to poor connections and audio quality.
March 18, 2021Minutes
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February 18, 2021Minutes
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January 21, 2021Minutes
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December 17, 2020Minutes
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November 19, 2020Minutes
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October 26, 2020Minutes
Audio – Part 1
Audio – Part 2
October 15, 2020Minutes
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October 1, 2020Minutes
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Audio – Part 2
September 17, 2020Minutes
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September 1, 2020Minutes
Audio – Part 1
Audio – Part 2
August 20, 2020Minutes
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July 16, 2020Minutes
Audio – Part 1
Audio – Part 2
June 18, 2020Minutes
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Audio – Part 2
May 21, 2020Minutes
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March 31, 2020Minutes
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February 20, 2020Minutes
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January 9, 2020Minutes
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November 14, 2019Minutes with corrections
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October 10, 2019Minutes
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September 12, 2019Minutes
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August 8, 2019Minutes
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July 25, 2019Minutes with corrections
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Audio – Part 2
May 9, 2019Minutes
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April 4, 2019Minutes
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February 21, 2019Minutes
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January 10, 2019Minutes
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December 13, 2018Minutes
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November 8, 2018Minutes
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October 16, 2018Minutes
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August 9, 2018Minutes
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