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Board of Trustees

The Waukee Public Library Board is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. The trustees are appointed by the Mayor for a three-year term, limited to two consecutive terms. Residency in Waukee city limits is required for appointment.
The Library Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing Library policy, authorizing services provided by the Library, establishing the Library budget, and hiring the Library Director. Library Board members do not receive compensation for their services.
The Waukee Public Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are posted 24 hours prior to the meeting.
The Waukee Public Library is a department of the City of Waukee and funded with Waukee resident property tax dollars. The Waukee Public Library provides materials, programs, and resources for all residents of Waukee and the surrounding communities. 
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Board Meeting Dates

All Library Board of Trustee meetings are held at the Waukee Public Library at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted. Meetings are open to the public.

January 9, 2024

February 13, 2024

March 12, 2024

April 9, 2024

May 14, 2024

June 11, 2024

July 9, 2024

August 13, 2024

September 10, 2024

October 8, 2024

November 12, 2024

December 10, 2024

Meet the Trustees


Michelle Henderson

Michelle Henderson

President

Michelle Henderson joined the Waukee Library Board of Trustees in July 2020. Michelle graduated from University of Iowa before living in Denver, CO and Richmond, VA. Michelle and her family settled down in Waukee in 2017. Michelle is involved in several community organizations in the Des Moines area. Contact: [email protected].
Term Expires: June 30, 2026

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Melissa Marwedel

Vice President

Melissa Marwedel joined the Waukee Library Board of Trustees in July 2022.  She graduated from UNI with a BA in elementary education and an MA in Education - School Library Studies.  She is a teacher librarian for three elementary schools in Urbandale:  Rolling Green, Karen Acres, and Valerius.  She and her family have lived in Waukee since 2019. Contact: [email protected]
Term Expires: June 30, 2025

Anna Eichhorn

Anna Eichhorn

Treasurer

Anna Eichhorn joined the Waukee Library Board of Trustees in July 2022. She is a passionate people leader and change driver with over 20+ years of experience, primarily in the Insurance Industry. She leads Benefits Implementation at Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, working cross functionally within the organization.  Anna previously delivered audit and risk-based solutions at a big four public accounting firm. She has a BA in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. Anna is involved in several community organizations, focusing her efforts on positively impacting the social determinants of health.  Anna has resided in Waukee with her husband Jon for over 10 years. Contact: [email protected].
Term Expires: June 30, 2025

Connie Thienes

Connie Thienes

Secretary

Connie Thienes joined the Waukee Library Board of Trustees in July 2018. She is a retiree after 40 years in the financial services industry.  She currently volunteers for a variety of community organizations in Waukee and the greater Des Moines area.  Connie and her husband Curt have lived in Waukee since 2014. Contact: [email protected].
Term Expires: June 30, 2024

Miranda Varner

Miranda Djukic

Board Member

Miranda Djukic joined the Waukee Library Board of Trustees in July 2018. She graduated from Iowa State University in 2009 with a BA in Liberal Arts. She is a Senior Auditor at Wells Fargo and lives in Waukee with her husband and son. She has lived in Waukee since 2015. Contact: [email protected].
Term Expires: June 30, 2024

Anna Phelps

Anna Phelps

Board Member

Anna Phelps joined the Waukee Board of Trustees in July of 2023. She holds a Master of Science in Economics Degree from Iowa State University and an Undergraduate Degree in Economics and International Relations from Drake University. Her work and volunteer experience includes research, planning, and innovation. Anna and her husband moved to Waukee in 2003 and have two school age children. Contact: [email protected]
Term Expires: June 30, 2026

David Meyer

Board Member

David Meyer joined the Waukee Board of Trustees in July of 2023. 
Term Expires: June 30, 2026