Mission statement

The Southwest La Plata Library District Board of Trustee’s mission is to oversee the administration and fiscal resources of the Library District. In partnership with Durango School District 9-R, we strive for community participation to support and enrich the Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa communities with educational, social, and cultural opportunities. We bring together resources, services, and expertise to inspire our residents of all ages to read, explore, ask, and discover. With this goal in mind, our libraries provide books and other materials for learning and enjoyment, encourage reading, supplement learning, and provide access to technology.  

For questions to the Board or if interested in serving on the Board, please use our contact page.

Trustees Board Members

Name Title Term ends
Roy Horvath Chairperson 1/31/24
Cynthia Loebig Vice-Chairperson 1/31/25
Rebecca Benally Secretary 1/31/24
Scott Davey Treasurer 1/31/25
Nona Dale Trustee 1/31/23
Janet Kuss Trustee 1/31/25
Peter Miesler Trustee (website facilitator) 1/31/24

A selection of Southwest La Plata Library District bylaws:  

The Southwest La Plata Library District Board of Trustees consists of seven (7) members, who must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and legal residents of the Southwest La Plata Library District. Trustees are appointed for terms of three (3) years. Henceforth, Trustees terms will expire on January 31 and the terms of newly appointed Trustees will begin on January 3l of the year of appointment. No Trustee will serve more than three (3) three-year terms.

Regular Meetings.  Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees are held every month at a location designated by the Board of Trustees. At the January meeting, the Board of Trustees, by resolution, will set the date and hour of regular meetings for the ensuing year. In addition to such resolution, notice and materials for any regular meeting will be given to the Trustees at least five (5) days prior to the holding of the meeting.

Special Meetings.  Special meetings may be called by any Trustee or the Library Director for any purpose. Notice of any special meeting will be given to the Trustees at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the holding of the meeting. …

Open Meetings and Executive Sessions.  All meetings of the Board of Trustees are conducted pursuant to C.R.S. §§ 24-6-401 et seq. (“Open Meetings Law”). All business of the Board of Trustees is conducted only during such regular or special meetings of the Board of Trustees as are provided for in these bylaws. …

Public Participation in Meetings.  The audience is invited to address the board at all regular meetings of the Board of Trustees during a portion of the agenda set aside for this purpose. The Chairperson may invite the audience to speak during special meetings as well. The Chairperson may determine a time limit for comments based upon the number of persons wishing to speak.

Robert’s Rules of Order for Colorado Local Governments guides the proceedings of the Board of Trustees in all cases when not in conflict with these bylaws. The Chairperson, subject to these guidelines will conduct meetings and provide parliamentary rulings when necessary for meeting order.

For the complete SWLPLD bylaws please link here.