aaaaaaaaaaaaaa Mike Mitchell, President
Mike is an unswerving Library supporter. He has served on the Board of Trustees since 2014. Mike currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees. He also served on the Silver Lake Public Library Foundation Board.
Mike has lived in Silver Lake all his life. He is a member of the local Lions Club and the Silver Lake United Methodist Church. Mike continues to be a faithful community volunteer. On good days, folks can see Mike cruising around Silver Lake in his red Mustang convertible.
Lori Clark, Trustee
Lori is employed with the State of Kansas for 27 years. She is married to John Clark, who is a 3rd Generation Farmer in Silver Lake. They have two children: Joey (20), attending KSU and Bradly (13), 8th grade.
Lori’s favorite movie, is any movie with Sandra Bullock. Her favorite candy is Hershey’s miniatures, minus the Krackel bars! Her favorite color is any hue of blue. Her favorite flowers are Carnations and Sunflowers. In her spare time, Lori used to craft and sew. “Someday I hope to get back to it!!”
Georgia Ransone, Silver Lake Township Trustee & Board Secretary
Georgia was born in Louisiana, moved to Kansas after high school. She received her Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Washburn University and taught 6th grade Silver Lake USD 372 for 33 years. She was appointed Trustee of Silver Lake Township in Dec. 2017 and also serve on Boards of Silver Lake Public Library, Shawnee County Fire District #1, and Silver Lake Library Foundation.
Georgia is married with 3 children and 10 grandchildren. Her interests include gardening & environmental conservation and her volunteer work includes live news broadcasts for Audio Reader.
Liz Steckel, Vice president
Liz joined the Board of Trustees in April of 2021. As the previous membership manager for the Greater Topeka Partnership and the current city clerk with the City of Silver Lake, Liz has always loved helping people and businesses and has a knack for finding a way to make things work. Liz is a huge advocate for early literacy and has a passion for being involved both, with Silver Lake’s small-town community, as well as the library culture. She has spent many years involved with the Parent-Teacher Organization at her children’s school, as well as volunteering her time to the Topeka Parents as Teachers Board.
Jill Burton, Treasurer
Jill Burton is currently serving in her 5th 4-year term on the trustee board, 1982-1990, 2008-2016. She is a past member of the library friends group and has volunteered in numerous ways; coordinating the quilt displays, helping with garage sales, making many projects that require sewing, etc. She has also served on the Silver Lake Public Library Foundation Board and the Library Building Committee.