Committees

Executive Committee 
In overseeing the general operations of Marigold, the Executive Committee works closely with the CEO to help set the stage for Marigold’s lasting success by ensuring that the organization has the resources it needs to respond to new opportunities, leadership transitions, financial and environmental trends.

  • Lynda Lyster (Chair, Marigold Board)
  • John Getz (Vice Chair, Marigold Board)
  • Gary Billings (Treasurer)
  • Kristen Anderson
  • Maxine Booker
  • Dimitri Dimopoulos
  • Kayla Jessen-White
  • Lillian Morrison
  • Susan Roper
  • Marian Walsh

Advocacy Committee
Advocating for Marigold to the communities, governments, partners and other agencies is crucial to advancing Marigold’s mission. The committee maintains awareness of the external influences that may shape Marigold’s environment such as legislation, elections and trends of interest to libraries.

  • Lillian Morrison (Chair)
  • Kayla Jessen-White
  • Helen Veno
  • Lynda Lyster

Building Committee
Ensures a safe, hazard-free, effective workspace and working environment for headquarters staff.

  • John Getz (Chair)
  • Gary Billings
  • Denise Peterson
  • Lynda Lyster

Finance Committee
Marigold’s Finance Committee monitors policy statements in the areas of finance and gives direction on banking, investments and other financial practices.

  • Gary Billings (Chair)
  • John Getz
  • Lynda Lyster

Governance Committee 
Ensures that governance of Marigold is practical, efficient and functional.  Policy for Marigold’s community libraries originates with this Committee.

  • Kristen Anderson (Chair)
  • John Getz (Vice Chair)
  • Eleanor Chinnick
  • Jan Dyck
  • Margaret Nielsen
  • Denise Peterson
  • Lynda Lyster

HR Committee
Defines the HR policies for Marigold headquarters staff and reports to the Executive Committee.

  • Susan Roper (Chair)
  • Berniece Bland
  • Dimitri Dimopoulos
  • Lynda Lyster


Standards & Services Committee
Defines and directs the work of Marigold in the area of programs and services to the member municipalities.

  • Maxine Booker (Chair)
  • Elaine Michaels
  • Jo Tennant
  • Marian Walsh
  • Ghada Wirth
  • Lynda Lyster