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, limited to two consecutive terms. 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 5:30 p.m. 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 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted. Meetings are open to the public.

January 11, 2022

February 8, 2022

March 8, 2022

April 12, 2022

May 10, 2022

June 14, 2022

July 12, 2022

August 9, 2022

September 13, 2022

October 11, 2022

November 8, 2022

December 13, 2022

Meet the Trustees

Meet the Trustees

Kaba Kayembe

Kaba Kayembe

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

 


Michelle Henderson

Michelle Henderson

Vice President

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

 


 

Anna Eichhorn

Treasurer

Anna Eichhorn joined the Waukee Library Board of Trustees in July 2022. 
 
Term Expires: June 30, 2025

 


Connie Thienes

Connie Thienes

Secretary

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, 2024

 


Kayt Gabrielson

Kayt Gabrielson

Board Member

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

 


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, 2024

 


Melissa Marwedel

Melissa Marwedel

Board Member

Melissa Marwedel joined the Waukee Library Board of Trustees in July 2022.  She graduated from UNI with a BA in elementary education and an MA in Education - School Library Studies.  She is a teacher librarian for three elementary schools in Urbandale:  Rolling Green, Karen Acres, and Valerius.  She and her family have lived in Waukee since 2019. Contact: [email protected].
 
Term Expires: June 30, 2025