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, Amanda West – Seed Here Studio
Treasurer, Kurt Friese – Johnson County Board of Supervisors
Secretary, Elizabeth Schott  – Community Volunteer
Past President, Jim Conard – West Bank
Ellen Buchanan – Community volunteer
Rockne Cole – City Council of Iowa City
Susan Craig – Iowa City Public Library
John Culshaw – University of Iowa Libraries
Hugh Ferrer – University of Iowa International Writing Program
Jennie Garner – North Liberty Community Library
Kelly Hayworth – City of Coralville
Eileen Johnson – Pearson
Nick Kaeding – Think Iowa City
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
Andre Perry – The Englert Theatre
Rachel Yoder – draft: The Journal of Process