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.