MPL Board of Trustees


The library is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Manhattan Public Library Board of Trustees consists of seven members appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city commission (K.S.A. 12-1222). In addition to the appointed members, the mayor serves as an ex officio member of the board, which means that by virtue of the office or position, the mayor is a member. Trustees serve a four-year term and are eligible for one reappointment.

Board meetings in 2021 are scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. on the following dates. Any changes in the schedule or notice of special meetings will be posted below and on the library’s public bulletin board.

January 01.25.21
February 02.22.21
March 03.29.21
April 04.26.21
May 05.24.21
June 06.28.21
August 08.30.21
September 09.27.21
October 10.25.21
November 11.29.21
December 12.27.21

Due to COVID-19, meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice.  The link for the meeting is located in the monthly agenda posted on the web site. Members of the public who wish to attend the online meeting may call the library staff prior to the meeting for more information.

Library Board of Trustees

The duties of the Board of Trustees are defined by K.S.A. 12-1225. Trustees approve library policy and serve on finance, building and grounds, legislative, and policy and planning committees. The library board hires and evaluates the library director.

Elaine Shannon – President
2869 Bentwood Drive
Manhattan, KS  66502

Kerry Spencer – Vice President
3529 Churchill Way
Manhattan, KS  66503

Carolyn Elliott
804 Goodrich Drive
Manhattan, KS  66502

Stacy Kohlmeier
3446 Vanesta Drive
Manhattan, KS  66503

Medhat Morcos
1513 Williamsburg Drive
Manhattan, KS  66502

Jayme Morris-Hardeman
1822 Laramie
Manhattan, KS  66502

Tyler Darnell
801 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

Mayor Wynn Butler – Ex-Officio
City Hall
1101 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502


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