Library Board of Trustees

Meetings

  • Third Wednesday of every month, 4:30pm
  • Waynesville Branch Boardroom, 678 S Haywood Street
  • Meetings are open to the public

Members

  • Andrew Sanderbeck, Chairman
  • Ed Merritt, Vice Chairman
  • Shelly Coker, Secretary
  • Richard Gould
  • Kirk Kirkpatrick, County Commissioner
  • Carroll Jones
  • Jean Dilley

Member Information

The current Board is composed of seven members appointed by the Haywood County Commissioners. Each member serves a three-year term and may be reappointed for a second three-year term.

About the Board of Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees provides leadership, advocacy, and direction for Haywood County Public libraries. Board meetings are open to the public. In 1943, the Waynesville Library was organized into the Haywood County Public Library. 

First Board

The County Commissioners appointed the first Board of Trustees in 1943 when the Waynesville Library was organized into the Haywood County Public Library. Charged with governance of the County’s first Board were:

  • Mrs. Troy Leatherwood, Chairman
  • George A. Brown, Jr.
  • Hilda Way Gwyn
  • Mrs. H. A. Helder
  • Colonel J. Harden Howell
  • Glenn Palmer