Perry County Library Board

Members of the Perry County Library Board consists of 5 individuals who reside in Perry County. They are appointed to 4 year terms by the Perry County Commission, with appointments occurring in July of each year. Members of the Perry County Library Board serve the Riverside Regional Library Board of Trustees that is the governing and policy-setting body of a public library, as established under Sections 182.010 to 182.130 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri. 

The Riverside Regional Library Board of Trustees is composed of 15 members of the County Library District Boards from Cape Girardeau, Perry and Scott Counties. The County Commissioners of each county appoint five county library district members, which then serve on the Riverside Regional Library Board of Trustees. 

The Riverside Board meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 pm. The meetings are open to the public and held at the Jackson Main branch of Riverside Regional Library located at 1997 E Jackson Blvd, Jackson, MO 63755  unless otherwise announced. 

CURRENT MEMBERS OF PERRY COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD:                   

Amanda Layton (expires 2025)
June Ernst PRESIDENT (expires 2022)
Jackie Pender (expires 2023)
Chris Hurst (expires 2024)
Deborah Wideman (expires 2025)

Riverside Regional Library Homepage can be viewed here

Board of Trustees meeting minutes can be viewed here

Board and Library Policy Manual can be viewed here 

Each year Riverside Regional Library submits information and statistics regarding its services to the state of Missouri.

See the 2020 Annual Report here

See the 2019 Annual Report here

If you have any questions or are interested in serving on the Perry County Library Board please contact the Perry County Clerk at 573-547-4242, or email at jwmkutz@perrycountymo.us. Submit a letter of interest, along with a Board, Commission or Committee Application Form to the Perry County Commission one month prior to the month of selection in order to be considered for a position. Should mid-term resignations occur, the Commission will inform the community and request individuals put their interest in serving in writing. Letters of interest can be mailed to the Perry County Commission at 321 N Main St., Suite 2, Perryville MO 63775, or delivered in person to the Perry County Clerk's office located at the same address as listed on the first floor of the Perry County Administration Building. 

Board, Commission or Committee Application Form can be found here