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)

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

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

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, Upstairs Conference Room. 
  • If you would like to attend, please contact Sydney Brady at 360-588-8171 by the Friday prior to the meeting.
  • Agendas


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