Independence Public Library
Brandon West is the Development Coordinator at Independence Public Library in Independence, Kansas. He is the project lead for Cultivate Indy, Independence’s Libraries Build Business project. Cultivate Indy is bringing resources and state-of-the-art technology together to ensure minority communities in Independence have access to the tools to start, grow, and sustain a small business; allowing the Independence Public Library to emerge as a leading driver in economic development within our community. Mr. West holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Emporia State University and a Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University.