Governance of the Dixon Public Library

Governance of the Dixon Public Library

Board of Trustees

The Dixon Public Library is governed by a Board of Trustees. There are nine trustees appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Terms are three years long.

The board consists of the following members as of November 14, 2022.

Tracey Lawton - President
Kevin Marx - Vice President
Rachel Cocar - Secretary
Marcella Kitson - Treasurer
       Terry Dunphy
Nicole Graff
Piper Grazulis
Nicholas Haws
Jonathan C. Self
Christina Keasler - Library Director, non voting administrative officer

Click this link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [50 ILCS 205/20]

Annual Meeting Schedule

Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. [5 ILCS 120/2.02(b)]. 

For 2023/2024 the dates of meetings will be as follows:

         December 11th, 2023
                 January 8th, 2024
                 February 12th, 2024
                 March 11th, 2024
                 April 8th, 2024
                 May 13th, 2024
                 June 10th, 2024
                 July 8th, 2024
                 August 12th, 2024
                 September 9th, 2024
                 October 14th, 2024
                 November 18th, 2024
                 December 9th, 2024

Library board meetings are open to the general public. They are generally held in the library meeting room on the lower level. The library is accessible with a level access at the rear. On occasion other suitable locations may be used. Notice that another location is to be used will be properly made at least 48 hours ahead of time.

Meeting Notices and Agendas

Notices and Agendas can be found attached to the calendar, [5 ILCS 120/2.02(b)] Click for the calendar. Agendas will be posted at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

Click this link to find Approved Library Board Minutes. [5 ILCS 120/2.06(b).]

Employee Compensation Package

       As of 02/12/2024 Director Christina Keasler's total compensation package totals $118,039.00.

Six days after approving the annual budget, a library that participates in the IMRF must post on its website the total compensation package for each employee having a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000. Also, at least six days prior to approving an employee compensation package that equals or exceeds $150,000, the library must post the total compensation package information on its website. Alternatively, a library can choose to post a notice on its website identifying where the public can obtain compensation package information (i.e., at the library’s main office). For libraries without a website, the information must be posted at their main office. [5 ILCS 120/7.3]. 

Audit reports

The library is required to post a copy of the audit management letter and audited financial statements submitted by the auditor. [65 ILCS 5/8-8-10.5]. Click here for the audit:   pdf 21 Final Audit Report CO Dixon (1.01 MB) . pdf
(350 KB)

Information about the public body

The library operates according to Federal and State statutes and in compliance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees. 

Click this link for the pdf 2023-05-08 Combined policies document-1.pdf (921 KB)   revised 05-08-2023
Other legally required information about the library including about how to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act can be found in the  pdf 2023-05-08 Combined policies document-1.pdf (921 KB) under Section 25: Freedom of Information Act [5 ILCS 140/4].