Board of Trustees

Trustees are volunteers, appointed by the Douglas County Commissioners. The board adopts and oversees the budget, bylaws and policies. The board conducts long-range planning and hires and evaluates the library director.

Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy, President
District III, Term Expires 1/21
Appointed in January 2017. Sean Duffy has three decades of experience in media relations and public affairs in the public and private sectors, including as Deputy Chief of Staff to Gov. Bill Owens. He has served on numerous boards of business, civic and charitable organizations and is currently the volunteer managing partner of The Barnabas Group. Sean resides in Highlands Ranch along with his wife, Susan, and young son, Brendan.

Ron Cole

Vice President
Ron Cole, Vice President
District II, Term Expires 1/19
Appointed in January 2016. Ron Cole is a former senior intelligence leader with 50-plus years of experience in the intelligence community, supporting federal government agencies and private firms on policy, management and technical issues. He has served as a board member of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable and in roles with other space-related organizations. Ron established the Independent IC Consultancy, LLC (I2C2) in 2016 to provide professional advice to elements of the intelligence community.

Bob Morris

Bob Morris, Treasurer
District I, Term Expires 1/20
Appointed in May 2010. Bob Morris has served in the roles of Board President and, currently, as Treasurer. Bob has spent 40 years working in various aspects of business administration and finance, including starting his own property management company and running a homeowner association. He also served on the Parker Planning Commission for 15 years. Since retiring in 2012, Bob has traveled the world extensively.

John Howe

John Howe, Secretary
District I, Term Expires 1/19
Appointed in January 2016. John Howe has 45 years of corporate management experience in the consumer products industry. A Parker resident since 1998, he is actively involved in the Parker Planning Commission, Town of Parker Compensation Board, and the Parker Creative District, as well as several committees. He has also worked with various local corporate and community boards and clubs. John concurrently serves on the Board of the Douglas County Libraries Foundation.

John Beckwith

John Beckwith
At Large, Term Expires 1/20
Appointed in January 2014. John Beckwith is an architect and owner of Design Resource Group.

Eleanor Brown

Eleanor Brown
District III, Term Expires 1/19
Appointed in March 2016. Eleanor Brown is a New York Times and international bestselling author of The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris, and editor of the anthology A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light. She teaches writing workshops in Highlands Ranch and Denver, as well as at writing conferences and centers nationwide.

Lawrence Falter

Lawrence Falter
District II, Term Expires 1/20
Appointed in September 2018. Lawrence Falter, retired, has a broad background as a seasoned, high-energy lawyer with extensive experience in several aspects of commercial and contract law, labor relations, change management, strategic issues, employee benefits, and employment policies and practices. He has a strong background in management planning, budgeting, staffing, lean manufacturing, and Six Sigma methodologies, all designed to enhance productivity and profitability.

Board Meeting Schedule

DCL regular board meetings are held at least eight times a year at 7PM at locations around the District. Board study sessions and committee meetings are held both on a recurring basis and as needed. Please click the Public Notices tab at the top of the page for information about upcoming meetings.
* October and December 2018 board meetings will be held the fourth and second Wednesday of the month, respectively.

Date & Agenda

Location & Minutes

January 30, 2019 Castle Pines
February 27, 2019 Lone Tree
March 27, 2019 Parker
April 24, 2019 Highlands Ranch
May 29, 2019 Castle Rock
June 26, 2019 Roxborough
August 28, 2019 Castle Pines
September 25, 2019 Lone Tree
October 30, 2019 Parker
November 20, 2019 * Highlands Ranch
There are no meetings in July and December.
* The November 2019 board meeting will be held the third Wednesday of the month due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Get on Board!

We are seeking talented and qualified people to join our Board of Trustees. This is a great opportunity for anyone with a passion for DCL's mission and vision and a genuine desire to serve the community. People with backgrounds in communications, technology, finance, law or strategic business planning are especially encouraged to apply by contacting the board liaison.