Peace Library System Board of Directors 2016-2017

Jurisdiction Representative
City of Grande Prairie Chris Thiessen
County of Grande Prairie No. 1 Brock Smith
Big Lakes County Lorrie Shelp
Birch Hills County Kathrin Langlois
Clear Hills County Peter Frixel
Saddle Hills County Cindy Clarke
MD of Fairview No. 136 Ray Skrepnek, Vice-Chair
MD of Greenview No. 16 Roxie Rutt
MD of Lesser Slave River No. 124 Brad Pearson
County of Northern Lights Linda Halabisky
MD of Opportunity No. 17 Dollie Anderson
MD of Peace No. 135 Veronica Bliska, Chair
MD of Smoky River No. 130 Raoul Johnson
MD of Spirit River No. 133 Elaine Garrow
Northern Sunrise County Carolyn Kolebaba
Town of Beaverlodge Wendy Olson-Lepchuk
Town of Fairview Owen Stanford
Town of Falher Lindsay Brown
Town of Fox Creek Brenda Burridge
Town of Grimshaw Dirk Thompson
Town of High Level Jacy Rapke
Town of High Prairie Donna Deynaka
Town of Manning Brenda Kerr
Town of McLennan Philippa O'Mahony
Town of Peace River Elaine Manzer
Town of Rainbow Lake Michelle Farris
Town of Sexsmith Clinton Froehlick
Town of Slave Lake Joy McGregor
Town of Spirit River Brenda Stanich
Town of Valleyview Tanya Boman
Town of Wembley Anna Underwood
Village of Berwyn Ron Longtin
Village of Donnelly Vacant
Village of Girouxville Vacant
Village of Hines Creek Vacant
Village of Hythe Carol Frost
Village of Nampa Cheryl Novak
Village of Rycroft Joanne Chelick
Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement Reta Nooskey
Grande Prairie Public Library Resource Library Tammy Brown

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System Governance
The Peace Library Board establishes and implements the System's mission through policy governance. A policy governing board hires a Chief Executive Officer to implement the Board's policy and to manage the library system. The Board provides broad, overall leadership.

The Board sets in place framework policies that guide the System's actions. The System's mission, vision, belief, and target statements clarify why the System exists, who it serves, and why. These statements set the overall purpose and direction of the System and also foster stability and continuity for the System.

The Board also creates self-governance policies, including documents that state roles and responsibilities of Board members. The System's Bylaws state the functions of the Board, the committees, and the System's officers. Many of the System's policies are required by provincial legislation and regulation. In other cases, the policies help ensure uniformity and consistency in operational procedures.