Library Board of TrusteesJim English, Katherine Hamer, Alethea Fleming, Dave Duck and Nick Alphin.

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 the third Monday of the month at 9:00am 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.

  • James English
    Term expires: December 2019
  • David Duck
    Term expires: December 2020
  • Nick Aphin
    Term expires: December 2021
  • Katherine Hamer
    Term expires: December 2021
  • Alethea Fleming
    Term expires: December 2022

Regular Meetings

  • Meetings of the Anacortes Public Library Board of Trustees are open to the public. Your attendance and participation are welcome.  
  • Meetings take place the 3rd 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, by the Friday prior to the meeting.
  • Agendas


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

Library Board of Trustees

Meeting Minutes

January 2017January 2018January 2019
February 2017February 2018
March 2017March 2018Recent Agenda
April 2017April 2018By-Laws & Policies
May 2017May 2018
June 2017June 2018
July 2017July 2018

August 2017 (Canceled)August 2018

September 2017September 2018

October 2017October 2018

November 2017November 2018

December 2017 (Canceled)December 2018 (No meeting)