Mary Garrigan was appointed to the Library Board in August 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from South Dakota State University.
As a former local newspaper reporter for many years, Mary helped library staff inform the public of library events. She also worked closely with library staff as the first director of Volunteer Rapid City, a volunteer program for the City of Rapid City. Mary is currently employed by Catholic Social Services and the Diocese of Rapid City as a grant writer.
Mary believes in the power of public libraries to encourage and develop the love of reading in others.