Library Board of Trustees

Meeting Minutes

The Anacortes Public Library Board of Trustees are citizens who have a desire to serve the library and the community; time to devote to board responsibilities; and willingness to serve as advocates for library development. Trustees are appointed by the Mayor, confirmed by the City Council, and serve a five year term. The Board meets monthly, with appropriate study and work sessions between meetings, as required. Regular monthly meetings are held on third Tuesdays at 2:30PM, and are open to the public.

Library Board of Trustees Responsibilities

  • Listens to the community needs and concern
  • Supports the library’s public relations program
  • Knows local and state laws regarding public libraries and keeps abreast of library trends and standards
  • Knows and abides by library board bylaws
  • Represents the library’s point of view at city council meetings and other public forums
  • Discusses and adopts library policies With the library director, reviews the annual library budget
  • Attends all regularly scheduled Board meetings and other special meetings as needed
  • Attends library functions as appropriate
  • Works with library director on community assessment & long range plans
  • Affiliates with state and national library organizations.


Currently serving on the Library Board: Dave Duck, President;  Nick Alphin, Katherine Hamer, Alethea Fleming, and Jim English, Vice President. The Library Director is an ex-officio member of the Board and therefore has no vote on Board issues.

Library Board of TrusteesThe picture shows our current Library Board of Trustees:

Jim English, Katherine Hamer, Alethea Fleming, Dave Duck and Nick Alphin.

Regular Meetings

  • 10 a.m.
  • 3rd Monday of every month
  • Library Meeting Room
    1220 10th Street
  • Current Agenda


  • 5 Members
  • 5-Year terms
  • City Resident (possible one County)
  • Limited to 2 full terms