Board of Directors

The Pulaski County Public Library Board of Directors meets the second Monday of every month at 9:00 am in the Board Room of the Pulaski County Public Library.

Board Minutes:

January 2018

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Shirley Dick Wolf,
President

Shirley Dick Wolf is currently President of the your Library Board of Trustees.

Ms. Wolf has completed her Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification through the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives. She is a retired educator who taught a myriad of subjects to a legion of students with varying learning styles.

A few of her many accomplishments include President of Delta Kappa Gamma – Iota Chapter 2000-2009, Kentucky Association of Educational Supervisors President from 2001-2008, Kentucky Association of School Administrators Executive Board of Directors 2002-2008, Pulaski County Retired Teachers Association President 2008- 2014, Middle Cumberland Retired Teachers Association District President 2014 – present.

Next time you see Miss Dick Wolf, please thank her for her volunteer service to your library!

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Ray Tucker, Jr.,
Vice President

Ray Tucker, Jr. is the Vice President and has been on the Library Board of Trustees for one and a half years.

Ray is a farmer in Pulaski County. He has a long history of working for strong, involved communities through his professional experiences and his participation in community groups.

As a member of Pulaski County Concerned Citizens, he fought for local control over solid waste issues.

He has worked in non-profits dedicated to community improvement, and is a past chairperson of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, a statewide social justice organization.

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Heidi Schultz Powers,
Secretary

Heidi is a lifelong resident of Somerset and a graduate of Somerset High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Centre College, with a double major in Economics and English, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky, College of Law. She is a partner in the law firm of Travis, Pruitt & Powers, where she has practiced for 22 years, primarily in the area of family law.

Heidi feels a deep commitment to education and to the Pulaski County Public Library, as is evident by her involvement in various organizations. She has served on the Site Based Decision Making Council at Hopkins Elementary, volunteered as a “homeroom mom” for each year of her children’s elementary education, served as an officer for the PTA at Meece Middle School for two years, and currently serves as the Chairperson of the Somerset Family Resource and Youth Service Center Advisory Committee.

Heidi has served as the treasurer for the Pulaski County Public Library Board of Trustees for 2 years. She is also the appointed City Attorney for the City of Ferguson, KY, a position she has held for over 15 years.

Heidi and her husband, Ryan, are the parents of two boys, Tucker age 17, and Will age 15. They are members of First Baptist Church of Somerset, where she is involved in the Women’s Ministry and volunteers leading a Women’s Bible Study at the Pulaski County Detention Center.

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Jo Lisa Way,
Secretary

Hello fellow book lovers! My name is Jo Lisa Way. I am a retired teacher from Pulaski County Schools, having spent 28 years teaching at Eubank Elementary.

I am married to Wesley Way who is an electrician, and we have two fantastic daughters and one fantastic son-in-law. We also have the sweetest dog ever.

I enjoy my retirement by visiting my children as often as I can, spending time with my mother, and doing volunteer work of different kinds. However, I also spend lots of time reading! My favorite authors are James Baldwin, Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck, Edith Wharton, Stephen King, and Jonathan Kellerman.

My favorite quote however, comes from Moby Dick by Herman Melville. "Heaven have mercy on us all-Presbyterians and pagans alike-for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending."

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Joseph Quinton,
Member-at-Large

My name is Joseph David Quinton and I am the newest member elected to the Board of Directors.  As an inveterate reader and life-long supporter of the Pulaski County Public Library, it is my most sincere pleasure to serve the library staff and patrons within this capacity.  

I am married to my best friend, Mitzi Dawn Quinton, and we have one son and one granddaughter, who is the apple of our eye.  We also share our lives with two Shih Tzus, Isabella and Daisy Grace, and one Yorkshire Terrier, Ozzie.

Following twenty-nine years in the classroom, I retired from the Pulaski County Board of Education in December 2015 and I now fill my days reading even more than I did previously,  I read classical fiction (especially the Victorian, Edwardian, and Georgian eras), literary fiction, contemporary fiction, fantasy fiction, science fiction, historical fiction, cozy mysteries (limited to religious, bookish, or reading themed) Christian fiction and nonfiction, and Jewish fiction and nonfiction.