Executive Committee meeting summary - August 17, 2021

The public is welcome at all library board meetings

The Library Board Executive Committee met on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021, via Microsoft Teams.


Present: Erin Vrieze Daniels, Jonathan Gaw, Tim Dolan, Adja Kaba, Amal Karim, Gordy Aune Jr, Lynn Stetler, and LaBelle Nambangi

Hennepin County Staff: Chad Helton, Johanna Genett, Josh Yetman and Jeannette Lewis


Welcome and Call to Order

Chair Adja Kaba called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. and welcomed attendees.

Approval of Agenda and Meeting summary

Tim Dolan made a motion to approve the agenda; second by Erin Vrieze Daniels.

Tim Dolan made a motion to approve the February 24, 2021 meeting summary: second by Erin Vrieze Daniels.

Library Board Response to HCL Community and Staff

The committee discussed the boards electronic process of responding to HCL community and staff.

In-Person Board Meetings

Members of the committee discussed Hennepin Counties plan on in-person meetings. Until further notices the Library Board will meet virtually for any upcoming meetings.

Agenda – September 22, 2021 Board Meeting

Committee members discussed agenda items for the September 22, 2021 board meeting. Agenda items included an update from a County Commissioner, second and third reads of two Library Policies, approve 2022 budget presentation and a presentation from HC Library staff.

Library Strategic Plan Update

Johanna Genett gave an update on the HCL Strategic Plan.


Chair Adja Kaba adjourned the meeting at 6:11 p.m.