Trustee Info Page

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.

Tiffany Fisher, Vice president

Tiffany  joined the Silver Lake Library Board of Trustees in May 2019.  She is the Executive Director for the Topeka Bar Association.  Tiffany and her family have called Silver Lake home since 2011.

“When our family first moved to Silver Lake, I was beyond thrilled to find the Silver Lake Library.  It is the gem of our small community.  At the time, we had a preschooler and an elementary-age child.  We loved the programs the library offers.  The programs they provide for all ages is another great opportunity to strengthen our family’s love of books and reading.”

Barbara Bahm, Treasurer

Barbara has lived in Silver Lake since 1999.  She was a classroom teacher from 1979 to 1986 and a school librarian from 1987 to 2017.

She has been a reader all her life.  Favorite books throughout her life: The Outsiders by Hinton, A Wrinkle in Time by L’Engle, Orbiting Jupiter by Schmidt, Maximum Ride series by Patterson, Memoirs of a Goldfish by Scillian.  Favorite authors: Kay Hooper and Diana Palmer.

Barbara currently works for Kansas State Department of Education.

Jill Burton, Trustee

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.