County Council seeks applicant for Regional Library Board

This position is designated for someone living in Clark County outside of both Vancouver city limits and Camas city limits

VANCOUVER – The Clark County Council is seeking an applicant to fill one of three Clark County at-large positions on the seven-member Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Board of Trustees. This position is for a partial term that will begin Aug. 1, 2020, and ends Dec. 31, 2021. 

The Fort Vancouver Regional Library service area is more than 4,200 square miles and includes all of Clark County (except the city of Camas), all of Skamania and Klickitat counties, and the city of Woodland. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Fort Vancouver Regional Library service area is more than 4,200 square miles and includes all of Clark County (except the city of Camas), all of Skamania and Klickitat counties, and the city of Woodland. Photo by Mike Schultz

This position is designated for someone living in Clark County outside of both Vancouver city limits and Camas city limits. Residents from all eligible areas are encouraged to apply. The Clark County Council seeks applicants who can bring a broad range of perspectives and experiences to the role. 

Library trustees are responsible for policies and fiscal oversight regarding FVRL’s operations including 13 branch libraries, two self-serve locations, two bookmobiles and centralized library support services for about 500,000 people. The service area is more than 4,200 square miles and includes all of Clark County (except the city of Camas), all of Skamania and Klickitat counties, and the city of Woodland. FVRL also provides contract services to the Yale Valley Library District in Cowlitz County. 

The appointment must be approved by the boards of commissioners of Skamania and Klickitat counties and the Clark County Council.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and résumé to Michelle Pfenning at the Clark County Council Office, PO Box 5000, Vancouver, Washington 98666-5000, or to michelle.pfenning@clark.wa.gov.  

Application deadline is 5 p.m. Fri., July 31.

Application letters should address the applicant’s understanding of the challenges of serving on a public library board; perspectives concerning public library services, facilities, and library materials (i.e. books, CDs, DVDs, etc.); the value of public libraries in communities and funding for the library district.

More information about the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District is available on its website at www.fvrl.org under About Us.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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