Board of Directors

Mission statement: The City of Literature works to advance its mission of celebrating and supporting literature on a local, regional, national, and international level, connecting readers and writers through the power of story.

President, Alison Ames Galstad – Coralville Public Library
Vice President, Jennie Garner – North Liberty Community Library
Treasurer, Kurt Friese – Johnson County Board of Supervisors
Secretary, Elizabeth Schott  – Community Volunteer
Rockne Cole – City Council of Iowa City
Susan Craig – Iowa City Public Library
John Culshaw – University of Iowa Libraries
Linda Farkas – Community volunteer
Hugh Ferrer – University of Iowa International Writing Program
Kelly Hayworth – City of Coralville
Micah Ariel James – Hancher Auditorium
Nick Kaeding – Think Iowa City
Mary Ellen Lewis – Private attorney
Ana Merino – University of Iowa
Forrest Meyer – National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Ashley Monroe – City of Iowa City
Mark Nolte – Iowa City Area Development Group
Jesse Singerman – Prairie Ventures LLC
Rachel Yoder – draft: The Journal of Process
Amanda West – Seed Here Studio