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.
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: Alethea Fleming, Katherine Hamer, Courtney Orrock, Christina Hansen, and John Shafer. The Library Director is an ex-officio member of the Board and therefore has no vote on Board issues.
John Shafer, President Term expires: December 2024 Email John
Christina Hansen, Vice-President Term expires: December 2024 Email Christina
Meetings of the Anacortes Public Library Board of Trustees are open to the public. Your attendance and participation are welcome.
Meetings take place the 2nd Monday of the month. 9:00 am, in the Friends of the Library Meeting Room.
If you would like to attend please contact Michelle Hanna, (360) 588-8329 (or by email), by the Friday prior to the meeting. While the Library is closed, Board meetings are being held online via video conferencing. If you have a question for the Board that you would like formally addressed, please email your question by 5 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting.