City seeks volunteer to serve on regional library district board

The city of Vancouver is seeking volunteers with a passion for libraries to fill one vacancy on the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Board of Trustees.
Vancouver Community Library. Photo courtesy city of Vancouver

The seven-member board of trustees oversees the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District system

VANCOUVER – The city of Vancouver is seeking volunteers with a passion for libraries to fill one vacancy on the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Board of Trustees. Applications must be submitted by Dec. 27. 

The seven-member board of trustees oversees the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District system whose service area includes Clark (excluding Camas), Klickitat and Skamania counties, plus the city of Woodland in Cowlitz County. 

Board members are responsible for setting library policies for the district’s 15 libraries, bookmobiles, online services and centralized headquarters. The board also adopts the budget, encourages effective service programs and ensures the public has equal access to information.

Terms on this board are seven years. This recruitment is for a full-term appointment. Library board meetings are generally held at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month.

Applicants for this vacancy must live within the Vancouver city limits and must be available for a virtual interview with Vancouver City Council members on a date to be determined. Per Vancouver City Council policy, all incumbents who wish to reapply for their positions will be re-interviewed along with any other qualifying applicants. The city’s recommended appointments must also be approved by the councils or legislative bodies for Clark, Klickitat and Skamania counties.

To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request the application in other languages or formats, or if you have any questions, please contact the city’s Boards and Commissions Coordinator by mail at Vancouver City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, by phone at (360) 487-8600 (WA Relay 711), or by email at bc_coordinator@cityofvancouver.us.

For more information about the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Board of Trustees, including links to meeting schedules, minutes and bylaws, visit https://www.fvrl.org/board-trustees.

Information provided by the city of Vancouver.


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