Board of Trustees

The Sara Hightower Regional Library System Board of Trustees are appointed by the funding agents of the library system. The Floyd County Government appoints six members, the City of Rome appoints two members, and the City of Cave Spring appoints one member. One member each is appointed by the Floyd County Board of Education and the Rome City Board of Education. The Polk County Government appoints two members and the cities of Rockmart and Cedartown appoint one member each. One member is selected to represent the Polk County School District. The Chattooga County Government appoints one member and the cities of Summerville and Trion appoint one member each. Trustees serve entirely as volunteers. The Sara Hightower Regional Library System greatly appreciates the board members’ service to our library system.

Board of Trustees

  • Terry Dollar, Floyd County Board of Commissioners
  • Bob Kane, Floyd County Board of Commissioners
  • Allison Watters, Floyd County Board of Commissioners (Chair)
  • Jamie McCord, Floyd County Board of Commissioners
  • Cheryl Huffman, Floyd County Board of Commissioners
  • Joyce Mink, Floyd County Board of Commissioners
  • Elaina Beeman, Rome City Commissioners
  • Wendy Davis, Rome City Commissioners
  • Celena Arrington, Floyd County Board of Education
  • Leslie Dixon, Rome Board of Education
  • Margaret Davis, City of Cave Spring
  • Matt Denton, Polk County Board of Commissioners
  • Linda Liles, Polk County Board of Commissioners
  • Dale Tuck, City of Cedartown
  • Sherman Ross, City of Rockmart
  • Jonathan Kirsch, Polk County School District
  • Becky McWhorter, Town of Trion
  • John Paul Harris, Chattooga County Commissioner
  • Dan Mosteller, City of Summerville

Meeting Schedule

The SHRLS Board of Trustees meets on a quarterly basis at the Rome-Floyd County Headquarters, unless otherwise noted. The quarterly meetings are held on the third Thursday of February, May, August, and November beginning at 4:00 pm.

The proposed Board of Trustees meeting schedule for 2022:

  • February 18, 2022
  • May 20, 2022
  • August 19, 2022
  • November 18, 2022

Local Library Boards of Trustees

The Rome-Floyd County Board meets annually in November. The agenda will be posted at the library when dates and times are set.

  • Cheryl Huffman, Floyd County Commissioners (Chair)
  • Allison Watters, Floyd County Commissioners
  • Jamie McCord, Floyd County Commissioners
  • Bob Kane, Floyd County Commissioners
  • Terry Dollar, Floyd County Commissioners
  • Joyce Minx, Floyd County Commissioners
  • Elaina Beeman, Rome City Commissioners
  • Wendy Davis, Rome City Commissioners
  • Celena Arrington, Floyd County Board of Education
  • Leslie Dixon, Rome City Board of Education
  • Margaret Davis, City of Cave Spring

The Polk County Board meets annually in December. The agenda will be posted at the library when dates and times are set.

  • Sherman Ross, City of Rockmart (Chair)
  • Matt Denton, Polk County Commissioners
  • Linda Liles, Polk County Commissioners
  • Jonathan Kirsch, Polk County Board of Education
  • Dale Tuck, City of Cedartown
  • Patty Rogers, City of Cedartown

The Chattooga County Board meets biannually in April and October. The agenda will be posted at the library when dates and times are set.

  • John Paul Harris, Chattooga County Board of Commissioners (Chair)
  • Karen Appelbaum, Chattooga County Board of Commissioners
  • Gena McCauley, Chattooga County Board of Commissioners
  • Christie Dooley, Chattooga County Board of Education
  • Leann Porter, Chattooga County Board of Education
  • Joy Felan, Town of Menlo
  • Kasia Ferguson, Town of Lyerly
  • Kathy Floyd, City of Summerville
  • Don Henderson, Town of Trion
  • Becky McWhorter, Town of Trion
  • Dan Mosteller, City of Summerville