Board Committees

Executive Committee

The Peace Library Board has established an Executive Committee to govern the System by establishing and monitoring the long-term direction of the System through policy development.  The Executive Committee carries on the work of the Board at those times when the Board does not meet.  It fulfills the function of the Board with full powers between Board meetings.

As required by library legislation the Executive Committee includes a maximum of 10 members when the number of members of the Board is more than 20.  It consists of one member for any municipal jurisdiction serving a population in excess of 15,000 people, one member of the municipal library board of the Resource Library, and seven additional representatives from the Board membership at large.

Executive Committee Members (as of May, 2016):

  • Veronica Bliska, MD of Peace, Chair
  • Dollie Anderson, MD of Opportunity
  • Tammy Brown, Grande Prairie Public Library
  • Elaine Garrow, MD of Spirit River
  • Raoul Johnson, MD of Smoky River
  • Carolyn Kolebaba, Northern Sunrise County
  • Elaine Manzer, Town of Peace River
  • Chris Thiessen, City of Grande Prairie
  • Ray Skrepnek, MD of Fairview, Vice-Chair
  • Brock Smith, County of Grande Prairie


Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee recommends policies on human resources to the Board, recommends a performance appraisal system for the Director, and renders a decision in the grievance procedure as outlined in the Personnel Policy.  It consists of five members with a minimum of one and a maximum of two of the five committee members coming from the Executive Committee.

Personnel Committee Members (as of May 2016):

  • Elaine Garrow, MD of Spirit River
  • Belinda Halabisky, County of Northern Lights
  • Brenda Kerr, Town of Manning
  • Carolyn Kolebaba, Northern Sunrise County, Chair
  • Reta Nooskey, Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement


Plan of Service Committee

The Plan of Service Committee recommends changes to the System's Bylaws and Policies or to the services offered by the System.  It ensures that the System meets its legislative requirements as set out by the Libraries Regulation. The committee consists of five members with a minimum of one and a maximum of two of the five committee members coming from the Executive Committee.

Plan of Service Committee Members (as of May 2016):

  • Belinda Halabisky, County of Northern Lights
  • Brenda Kerr, Town of Manning
  • Philippa O’Mahony, Town of McLennan
  • Lorrie Shelp, MD of Big Lakes, Chair
  • Ray Skrepnek, MD of Fairview