The Tipton County Public Library is governed by a seven-member board of Trustees. Trustees are legally and ultimately responsible for the library and its operation. Trustees work with the library director to promote the library’s mission statement, set library policy, and spend public funds efficiently and effectively to meet the changing needs of the community.
Current Board Members:
Ann McGowan– Chair
Mary Kate Huffman – Vice-Chair
Trena Jones – Secretary
Gwinn Stitt Alan Cousar
Tipton County Public Library Board of Trustees
3149 Hwy 51 S. Bldg. C
Covington, Tennessee 38019
What Is a Library Board Trustee?
A library board trustee acts on behalf of the community, and is “trusted” by the public to look after the public interest. A trustee is a library board member who is accountable to the public for the trust placed in him/her. Working with this public trust means developing knowledge of legal duties and liabilities. It means actively participating in creating and reviewing library policies. It means working as part of a team – with the library director, staff members, Friends of the Library, volunteers, politicians, community leaders, and others – to develop the best possible library service. It means planning, funding, and evaluating that service.
Board members are recommended by the Board and approved by the County Commission. Terms will be for three years.
Meetings are scheduled every other month at 5:30 PM at the library. Please check the calendar of events to verify date and time. The public is welcome to attend.