County Council seeks applicants for county-recommended position on Library Board

The position is designated for a Clark County resident living outside the Vancouver and Camas city limits

VANCOUVER – The Clark County Council is seeking applicants to fill one of three Clark County-recommended positions on the seven-member Fort Vancouver Regional Library District board of trustees.

The position is designated for a Clark County resident living outside the Vancouver and Camas city limits. The unexpired term begins immediately and ends Dec. 31, 2024. The recommendation must be jointly approved by Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties.

The board meets every third Monday. Meetings currently are being held in a virtual format. A schedule of public meetings is online at http://www.fvrl.org/about-us/trustees.

Library trustees are responsible for policies regarding the district’s 15 locations, two bookmobiles, online services at www.fvrl.org and centralized headquarters. The service area includes approximately 464,000 people and covers more than 4,200 square miles in southwest and south-central Washington. It includes all of Clark County except the city of Camas, all of Skamania and Klickitat counties and the city of Woodland in Cowlitz County. Camas is served by the independent Camas Public Library.

The district operates community libraries in Battle Ground, Goldendale, La Center, North Bonneville, Ridgefield, Stevenson, the Vancouver urban area, Washougal, White Salmon Valley and Woodland. It also operates the Mall Library Connection at Vancouver Mall and Library Express in Yacolt. The district provides services to Yale Library Express under contract with Yale Valley Library District.

People interested in serving should mail a letter and résumé to Michelle Pfenning, County Manager’s Office, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver 98666-5000 or email a letter and resume to michelle.pfenning@clark.wa.gov.

Application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, June 25.

Applicants should discuss their understanding of: current challenges for public libraries; perspectives concerning public library services, facilities and materials such as print and electronic books and magazines, CDs, DVDs and digital resources; and the district’s funding as a junior taxing district.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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