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. 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 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are posted 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Board Meeting Dates

Board Meeting Dates

All Library Board of Trustee meetings are held at the Waukee Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted. Meetings are open to the public.

January 14, 2020

February 11, 2020

March 10, 2020

April 14, 2020

May 12, 2020

June 9, 2020

July 14, 2020

August 11, 2020

September 8, 2020

October 13, 2020

November 10, 2020

December 8, 2020

 

Meet the Trustees

Meet the Trustees

Jared Starkweather

Jared Starkweather

President

Jared Starkweather joined the Waukee Library Board of Trustees in October 2015. He is an Insurance Agent with the Starkweather Agency. He is a member of the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce and is a 2015 graduate of the Waukee Leadership Institute. He lives in Waukee with his family. Contact: [email protected]
 
Term Expires: June 30, 2022

 


Kaba Kayembe

Kaba Kayembe

Vice President

Apollinaire (Kaba) joined the Waukee Library Board of Trustees in July 2017. He graduated from Saint Ambrose University with a BA in Computer Information Systems and an MBA. He is the Supervisor Program Management with CO-OP Financial Services. Kaba lives in Waukee with his wife and two boys – Jackson, and Charley. He has lived in Waukee since 2014. Contact: [email protected].
 
Term Expires: June 30, 2023

 


Emily Schultz

Emily Schultz

Treasurer

Emily Schultz joined the Waukee Library Board of Trustees in July 2019. A graduate of New York University, with a BA in Digital Media, she lived in Brooklyn, NY and Chicago, IL before putting down roots in Waukee in 2017 where she lives with her husband, dog, and two little boys. Emily now works as Project Director for Business Publications Corporation. Contact: [email protected].
 
Term Expires: June 30, 2022

 


Kayt Gabrielson

Kayt Gabrielson

Secretary

Kayt Gabrielson joined the Waukee Library Board of Trustees in April 2018. She has more than 20 years of success across technology, retail, apparel, and manufacturing. Leveraging extensive experience in marketing management and sales for customer-centric organizations, her expertise lies heavily in marketing strategy, growth strategy, business and product development, and communications. Kayt attained her MBA in Marketing from the University of Phoenix and her BS in Marketing from Iowa State University.  Kayt is a marketing lecturer for Iowa State and is the current President-Elect for the American Marketing Association Iowa Chapter. Kayt also volunteers her time coaching youth soccer through Vision Soccer Academy in Waukee. Contact: [email protected].
 
Term Expires: June 30, 2023

 


Connie Thienes

Connie Thienes

Board Member

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, 2021

 


Miranda Djukic

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. She has lived in Waukee since 2015. Contact: [email protected].
 
Term Expires: June 30, 2021

 


Michelle Henderson

Michelle Henderson

Board Member

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, 2023