Laramie County Library System recently welcomed Michael Pearlman to its Board of Directors. Michael’s first term on the Board will last from October, 2020 to June 30, 2023. Board members for Laramie County Library System are appointed by the County Commissioners who are required by Wyoming State statutes to provide library services to their constituents. Individuals who are interested in serving on the Laramie County Library Board must fill out an application and turn it into the Commissioner’s office at least two months in advance to an open position. Every time we welcome a new member to our Board of Directors, we like to offer the community an opportunity to get to know a little bit about them and their goals for Laramie County Library System. Michael shared some of his insights about the library and his goals for its future with us.
Michael Pearlman has lived in Laramie County for ten years and works as the Communications Director for Governor Mark Gordon. Michael is actively involved in the community and its different organizations; he is the Past President of the Cheyenne Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizens Advisory Committee and currently serves on the Laramie County Parks and Recreation Board.
As a father of three school-aged children, Michael and his family are regular Laramie County Library users. He describes himself as a “voracious reader” who has used the library for many years. When asked why he chose to serve on the Laramie County Library System Board of Directors, he answered, “I want to help ensure that the Laramie County Library System continues to provide the outstanding services and amenities that Laramie County residents have come to expect.”
Michael believes that the top three priorities for Laramie County Library System are, “Maintaining fiscal stability during a period of financial uncertainty for the state as a whole; ensuring we continue to deliver quality services, programming, and materials for patrons; and supporting and retaining quality employees.”
Michael went on to say that Laramie County Library System is “an incredible asset for our community,” and that it is important to help it continue as a vibrant place that serves the county’s residents while also ensuring that it evolves to continually meet the future needs of the growing community. Laramie County Library System is excited to welcome Michael to its Board of Directors and looks forward to working with him in reaching the library’s mission of providing “lifelong learning and adventure.”