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Board of Trustees

Louisburg Library is a district library and its own taxing authority, run by a seven-member board of trustees elected by the public at the Annual Meeting. By statute, the Annual Meeting is held the first Tuesday in March. Members serve four-year terms and meet monthly on the fourth Thursday at 6pm in the library conference room.

Summer meetings may be rescheduled and the board may meet more than once due to the budgeting process. The November meeting is held on the third Thursday to accommodate for the Thanksgiving holiday.  There is no December meeting.

Anyone interested in receiving an email notification with meeting dates and times and a board packet attachment may submit their request to: [email protected]. It may take up to 72 hours to complete.


The board is currently looking for an energetic member who wants to serve the library district. Anyone interested in serving on the Louisburg Library Board of Trustees may complete an application and submit it to the library director. The forms are available at the library front desk and available to download on the right.


  • Steve Fike, President
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    Term: 1999-2025
    Trustee Steven Fike was re-elected in March 2021.  His term ends in 2025.  His goal is to see the library remain an integral and vibrant element of our community.  Mr. Fike has lived in the library district since 1995.  He and his wife Frances live with the youngest two of their five children north of Louisburg, preferring a rural lifestyle.  Mr. Fike spent 29 years working in the quality organizations of pharmaceutical and animal health companies in the metro area until recently retiring.  He enjoys spending time with family, including his first grandchild and is a fan of the LHS Wildcat Marching Band and LHS Choir.  





Drew Siebert[email protected]
Term: Completing term to 2025

Trustee Drew Siebert was appointed to the Board in January 2024.  Drew has lived in the library district since 2018 and his family is active in the community, school district and local business network. His wife, Amy, is a regular volunteer at the library.  He and Amy are the proud parents of a middle schooler and a high schooler in the Louisburg school district and they reside on a farm where they raise poultry and goats. Drew is a Business Transitions Advisor helping small to medium sized businesses with exit strategy, succession planning, and mergers & acquisitions. He is a member of the Louisburg Chamber of Commerce and is a staunch promoter of Louisburg, Miami County and the Library.


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Term: Completing term to 2028
Denise Wiese was appointed to the Board in May 2024 to fill a term. She is a professional with over two decades of experience in non-profit service and leadership. Denise currently serves as the Campaign Development Director for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Lower Plains Region.  Previous experience includes roles focusing on fundraising, operations, and event management at Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City, Kansas City Symphony, The Medical University of South Carolina, and Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS).  Denise earned her B.S. in Communications and International Relations from Missouri State University and is a Corporation for National Service AmeriCorps alumni.  Denise has lived in the library district since 2021 with her husband, Ben, and 4 children.  Denise looks forward to leveraging her extensive experience to contribute to the library's mission and future growth.

Amy Jo Jamison, Vice-President
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Term: completing term to 2026
Trustee Amy Jo Jamison is a Parent Educator for Parents as Teachers with a background in Psychology and Human Development and Family life. She was appointed to the Board in April 2023. Amy Jo has lived in the library district since 2006. She and her husband, Aaron, have 3 boys that have enjoyed the library from weekly toddler Story Time to participating in the Summer Reading program, to all the many other events the library puts on throughout the year. Amy Jo's commitment to the library doesn't stop at just participating in the library programs but to help share knowledge on the essential role the Louisburg Library plays in the community and the long list of resources and experiences the library has to offer everyone.


Download: Board Member Application.pdf

Janet Houchen, Treasurer
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Term: 2019-2027
Janet is married to David Houchen and they have five children.  Janet and David raised their children in the Louisburg community.  Janet has served in many capacities for local community organizations; including the Louisburg Rotary Club, the Louisburg Chamber of Commerce, and as a trustee of the Louisburg Library.   She has served in many capacities within the USD 416 school district, as well, including as a school board member.  Janet founded Pro 31 Tax & Accounting LLC in 2013, building upon her experience in public accounting, private industry and public service.   Her passion is working with owners and leaders in small business, both for profit and nonprofit, helping their organizations grow and flourish.  Janet attended the University of Central Missouri where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and her Masters of Business Administration.   She is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Kansas Society of CPAs and the American Institution of Certified Public Accountants.

Ashley Lemke
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Term: completing term to 2026
Trustee Ashley Lemke has a background in non-profit work and is currently working in a mission-driven organization supporting family physicians.  Ashley was appointed to the Board in 2023. Ashley and her husband Matt have 3 children and are lifelong Louisburg residents. She is an avid reader and has been going to the library since she was a child. Ashley knows that a library is so much more than ‘just books’ and will support the library as it strives to serve the ever-evolving Louisburg community; through both new and equity-building initiatives that support all of the library’s members.


[email protected] Term: 2024-2028

Mike is a lifelong Louisburg resident where he, and his wife Christine, have raised their two daughters.  He also operates a local, family-owned electrical contracting business with his family, and has earned a BS in Construction Science and Management and a MA in American History over the years.  Mike has participated in local and statewide philanthropic efforts as a Freemason for nearly thirty years as well.  An avid reader, Mike lived two blocks from the library growing up, and has always been an advocate of the library and reading as a means to an education.  His goal is to help optimize the success of the library within the community through literacy and its programs.