The Board of Trustees meeting is open to the public.
The Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5pm.


Daniel Petersen

Phone: (719) 248-5734

Term Ends: 2020


Dan grew up on a farm in Minnesota that has been in his family for over 100 years.  After he graduated from high school he studied Animal Science and Electrical Engineering in the Twin Cities.  While in college, the University library proved invaluable to his studies and employment.

In the 1970s, Dan went back to the library to research and learned computerization of algorithms and application development.  All his life he has had a deep respect and appreciation for libraries.  “They build communities, act as centers for the arts, preserve our history and champion our youth.  Without libraries, the very core of our liberties and rights as a country is at stake”, he said.

Daniel is very pleased to be a member of the board of trustees for the John C. Fremont Library, and will serve to the best of his ability.

Vice President

Russell Helm

Phone: (719) 784-2319

Term Ends: 2019


Nancy Huber

Phone: (719) 784-3931

Term Ends: 2018

Nancy served as secretary for one year before she was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Board in 2015.

Nancy and her late husband, Bill, moved from Minnesota to Florence in 1985. Bill volunteered at the library several years teaching children’s art classes. They have one son, Josh, and she has three German shorthair pointers. She has a BA in Business and her background includes 18 years in Subcontract Management with a defense contractor, and over 20 years with local manufacturer, Estes Rockets of Penrose, where she manages Purchasing and International Logistics, along with HR and Accounting responsibilities.

Nancy is also active with Soldiers’ Angels adopt a deployed soldier programs; the Humane Society of Fremont County as a dog walker; and Florence’s Stitch n’ Give group, crocheting 150 soldiers’ helmet liners each year for the Christmas boxes sent to Fremont county military personnel.


Joseph Whelan

Phone: (303) 887-7318

Term Ends: 2019

Joseph was raised in Indiana and became a Coloradan in 1974 which, as John Denver sang “…feels like home to me.” He was a geochemist for the U.S. Geological Survey in Lakewood until his retirement in 2009. He then built a strawbale home west of Florence in 2012 where he hikes, bikes, gardens, and reads. He relishes the peace and quiet, and where he can practice Buddhist meditation.


Sherry Johns

Phone: 719-371-0405

Term Ends:  2021


Terri Bernath

Phone: 719-778-1882

Term Ends: 2021