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Staff

Part Time Staff:
0
Full Time Staff:
0
Contract Staff:
1
Volunteers Annually:
7
Retention Rate:
100%

Henrietta Polly Gallagher, Executive Director
Start Date: 2019


Executive Director
Grand County Library District
PO Box 1050 ۰ Granby, CO 80446
pgallagher@gcld.org (970) 887 9411 ext 101


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

GRAND COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT, Grand County, CO
Executive Director, May 1, 2019

Director of Public Services, Grand County Library District, October 2018 - May 2019
• Supervised up to 21 branch staff (14.5 FTE's) including hiring and training.
• Supervised public facing operations of the library.
• Developed and implemented training systems for branch staff.
• Represented and promoted the library through print, community meetings and the development of community relationships.
• Prepared materials for monthly board of trustee meetings.
• Develop and support literacy initiatives and programs for pre-school through adult
• Presented Grand County programs at library and business conferences.
• Worked collaboratively with the Friends of the Grand County Libraries on fund raising initiatives
• Initiated library programs for the community.
• Addressed patron concerns and worked with branch staff and local agencies to resolve problems in the branches.
• Conducted monthly Branch Manager Meetings and scheduled one-on-one meetings for communication and training.
• Helped formulate new policies and procedures as needed.
• Attended conferences and trainings for professional development
• Developed library marketing plans, materials, forms, handouts and flyers

International & Volunteer Staff Coordinator and Employee Development, YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch, August 2015 - October 2018
• Manage 350 International staff & 400 volunteers through application process to support
• Implemented US business program for workplace skills
• Provided support for professional development plans and course trainings
• Attended conferences and trainings for professional development focused n diversity and inclusion

Director & Educator (Upper Grades and Outdoor Education), Indian Peaks Charter School, July 2000-August 2015
• Led school, implement vision, build curriculum.
• Managed academic team and implementation of rigorous, individualized curriculum and character development
• Foster community based upon key values and citizenship
• Reinforce the Board's governance and fiduciary responsibilities
• Provide direct instruction for multi-grade classroom (5th - 8th) focused on project based learning


EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL TEACHER LICENSE State of Colorado & Pennsylvania Endorsement

ARCADIA UNIVERSITY, M.ED. Secondary Social Studies Graduated Summa Cum Laude 2000

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, B.A. Anthropology & Political Science, Southeast Asian Studies Certificate Cum Laude 1995

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
3
Term Length:
one year
Term Limit:
one year renewable
Total # of Board Members:
6
Clients on Board:
Yes
# of Client Board Members:
7

Board Demographics:

Female:
5
Male:
2
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
6
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

1

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

85%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

0%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

20%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

Development
Executive
Investment

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