Library Board of Trustees


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 4th Monday of each month
  • Urbandale Public Library
    3520 86th Street
    Urbandale, IA 50322


  • Gregory Ward
    Term expires: July, 1, 2019
  • Dede Zaun
    Term expires: July, 1, 2019
  • Jerry Brimeyer
    Term Expires: July, 1, 2020
  • Diana Ripperger
    Term expires: July, 1, 2021
  • Thomas Graves
    Term expires: July, 1, 2023
  • Jeffrey Merrill
    Term expires: July, 1, 2023
  • Kerry Vande Kieft
    Term expires: July, 1, 2024


The Library Board of Trustees consists of 7 members who must be residents of Urbandale. Members are appointed by the Mayor, approved by the City Council and serve 6-year terms.

Areas of Focus

  • Directs and controls all affairs of the public library, including its content, fixtures and rooms
  • Authorizes the Library Director to select and purchase reading and audio materials, fixtures and other supplies within approved budgetary limits
  • Sets fines for the failure to return books and other materials checked out by patrons
  • Preserved and protects the historical and education materials presented to the Library